Congresswoman Speier has a longtime record of standing up for consumers. Whether it’s financial services and credit card reform, keeping products safe, or protecting privacy, she has always worked to ensure Americans are treated fairly. Most recently, she introduced a package of privacy bills aimed at protecting the personal information of all Americans. The Do Not Track Me Online Act of 2011 (H.R. 654) would give consumers the ability to prevent the collection and use of data on their online activities. The Financial Information Privacy Act of 2011 (H.R. 653) would give consumers control of their own financial information. Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, Consumer Action, U.S. PIRG, Consumer Watchdog, World Privacy Forum, the Center for Digital Democracy, and the ACLU all support both bills.
In the summer of 2010, Speier notified regulators of a safety hazard in “Shrek” promotional glasses sold by McDonalds, an act that triggered a recall of 12 million glasses by the fast-food giant. She also introduced the Children's Toxic Metals Act that bans cadmium and other hazardous materials in children's jewelery.
More helpful information:
Politico: Do Not Track Our Online Data
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