consumer protection

Call to ban sale of IoT toys with proven security flaws

Ahead of 2017's present buying season, UK consumer rights group Which? has warned parents about the risks of giving connected toys to their children, and called for devices with known security and/or

Missouri attorney general launches an anti-trust investigation against Google

Missouri is launching an investigation into whether Google has broken its consumer protection and antitrust laws.

Call to tighten UK law over data breaches

Consumer group Which? is unhappy with the U.K. data protection bill and has called on the government to amend the draft legislation to allow third-party organizations to seek collective redress for d

Facebook, Twitter, Google warned over EU consumer rights

U.S. social media giants have been warned by Europe's consumer rights commissioner that she's  running out of patience with their failure to comply with the region's consumer protection standards. 

Social media firms given a month to fix consumer rights issues in Europe

Facebook, Twitter and Google are under more pressure in Europe to comply with regional rules. The latest issue they find themselves on the hook for relates to complaints pertaining to a variety of con

Facebook faces German antitrust privacy probe

Facebook's data harvesting practices are facing yet another probe in Europe. This time the German federal competition authority is initiating proceedings -- rather than it being a European Member Stat

FCC Tells PayPal It May Be In Violation Of Federal Law Regarding Robocalls

The FCC has responded to concerns that PayPal’s updated user agreement, which gives the company the right to robocall and text customers, by informing PayPal that it may be in violation of fed

Daily Deal Providers May Be Violating Consumer Protection Laws

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/wine-and-gift-cards.jpg"> Daily deal providers like Groupon and LivingSocial may be violating several key aspects of consumer protec