Consumer Financial Security

After Sandy, Some Homeowners Spared from Costly Hurricane Deductibles

BY: - November 2, 2012

Some good news arrived Thursday (November 1) for Pennsylvanians where many areas were slammed by Hurricane Sandy: Homeowners there won’t have to pay hurricane deductibles on their insurance claims, which can amount to thousands of dollars. Governor Tom Corbett added Pennsylvania to the growing list of states — including Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey and New […]

California Law on ID Theft Seen as Model

BY: - April 4, 2005

When con artists recently illegally gained access to the Social Security numbers and other sensitive personal data of nearly 145,000 people, only the 35,000 Californians affected were initially notified by ChoicePoint, the data collection giant that mistakenly disclosed the information. That’s because California, often a pioneer in consumer protection, is the only state that requires […]

State Attorney Generals Issue Privacy Guidelines

BY: - March 16, 2001

Responding to increased public concerns about privacy issues, the National Association of Attorneys General released a set of fairly strong guidelines Friday (3/16) urging the adoption of laws that would force commercial interests to actively seek permission from people before selling or trading their personal information. Although the chief law enforcement officers stopped short of […]