Many Americans have been unable to pay their electric bills during the COVID-19 pandemic, racking up billions of dollars in delinquent bills. Where will the money come from?
Hand hygiene is a critical part of the response to COVID-19. Washing hands at regular intervals during the day is essential. If water and soap are unavailable, hand sanitisers are an alternative.
The danger of consumers being given false and misleading information by commercial price comparison websites requires regulation.
Orders to fix serious defects, even up to ten years after completion, and to delay the occupation certificate developers need to sell apartments until they're fixed, gives regulators real teeth.
Data breaches are on the rise, but blockchain can provide a secure way for consumers to manage their data and their privacy.
What does it mean to call a nonfood product like lipstick organic? Federal regulators allow such claims, but have set few standards defining them.
Governments and regulators assume compliance with building regulations will restore public confidence. But complying with the National Construction Code won't fix many common defects.
Failure of corporations to protect data means that government regulation is required to ensure corporation compliance.
An entire industry exists to trade on your personal data - everything from your shopping habits to your political views and medical conditions. The results can genuinely harm consumers.
Consumers want better protection for their data, and businesses want clear national laws. Yet there is virtually no consensus about what a broad privacy law should entail.
Years of regulatory failure are having direct impacts on the hip pockets of the many Australians who bought defective houses or apartments. It's turning into a multibillion-dollar disaster.
JFK pushed consumer rights to the top of the national agenda in 1962, leading to a raft of new laws offering new protections. But without enforcement, such rights are meaningless.
Smart meters are being rolled out across Australia, offering the opportunity to share data with third parties who promise to help you find a cheaper deal. But this requires strong consumer protection.
It may come as a shock to discover that businesses are allowed to pay local authorities for advice on environmental health standards and food labelling.
The case of this cult-like group shows health consumers need better protection.
The decision by the bureau's founding director to step down this month offers Republicans and the Trump administration a chance to finally gut the bureau they've long despised.
Many of the online testimonials you might read for dentists and other health professional can not only mislead, they can be illegal.
When the United States was settled, nearly everyone was a farmer. Today only 2 percent of Americans live on farms, and many of us are illiterate about where food comes from or what kinds are healthy.
Political and community leaders must act now to preserve the American middle class and adapt the US economy for the 21st century.
'Internet of Things' devices come with many risks, but current laws may not protect us. Until they do, it may be best to steer clear.