Analysis Finds Proposed “Forced Access” Regulation Would Hurt American Consumers and Stifle Rail Industry Investment WASHINGTON, D.C., October 24, 2018 – The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI) released today its latest report, which calls on the Surface Transportation Board (STB) – the economic regulator for freight railroads – to reject a proposed regulation […]
This article by Help Net Security discusses ACI’s latest research on privacy and security, specifically that updating your router’s software is not enough to ward off cyberattacks. Regularly updating your wireless router is not enough to ward off attacks
This news article discusses ACI’s latest research on privacy and security. It can be read at ZDNET.
Dear Speaker Ryan and Chairman Brady: On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we write in support of House passage of Tax Reform 2.0. This proposal is split into three pieces of legislation: H.R. 6760, the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act, H.R. 6757, the Family Savings Act, and H.R. 6756, the American Innovation […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Washington, D.C. (September 26, 2018)— “5 of every 6 routers are inadequately updated for known security flaws, leaving connected devices open to cyberattacks that can compromise consumer privacy and lead to financial loss,” according to a new study released today by the American Consumer Institute. The study, “Securing IoT Devices: How Safe […]
A group of 29 nonprofit organizations filed a letter with the FDA calling on them to foster the development of a robust biosimilars market, which would ultimately reduce prescription drug costs and provide patients with access to more affordable therapies. The letter is available online.
Removing barriers to deployment is key to encouraging private investment for broadband services. Today, ACI joined a large group of think tanks in filing comments to proceedings on accelerating wireless and wireline broadband infrastructure. The letter is available online.
Though the Commission’s efforts to correct for weaknesses in its formula-based approach are commendable, the latest proposed formula contains a number of serious flaws – both practical and theoretical – that make its use entirely unsuitable for determining the appropriate share of institutional costs. We recommend that the Commission abandon this approach and move toward […]
ACI filed comments with the ITC in connection with a trade dispute that could block the sale of popular TVs in the U.S. ACI estimates excluding these products will increase market prices and reduce consumer welfare by $1 billion. You can read the filing here.
ACI filed comments regarding the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) role in protecting consumer privacy and security and ensuring the competitiveness of U.S. markets while not imposing unnecessary costs on private parties or governmental processes. The filing can be downloaded here.