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PERC and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are working on a joint-study to assess the impacts of including rental payment data in consumer credit reports.

PERC and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are working on a joint-study to assess the impacts of including rental payment data in consumer credit reports. There is growing support for this among policymakers as many millions of Americans struggle to build assets through homeownership and/or starting a small business. click the […]

IPI Finds Frivolous Class Action Suits Threaten Innovation

A new report issued by the Information Policy Institute finds that the U.S. tort liability system negatively impacts innovation. Dr. Turner, President and Senior Scholar of the Information Policy Institute, explained the consequences of these high costs, “Innovation, which depends on R&D expenditures, is a key engine of economic growth. The high levels of tort […]

The Institute Provides Analysis of Several Leading Privacy Surveys

The Information Policy Institute today issued a “Privacy Survey Report Card” grading four prominent privacy surveys along five dimensions. The Report Card’s evaluation is designed to help legislators and regulators make sense of current privacy research, and to stimulate a constructive discussion of method among leading privacy researchers. Dr. Michael A. Turner, President and Senior Scholar […]

The Institute Addresses Congressional Economic Leadership Institute On Capitol Hill

Dr. Michael A. Turner, President and Senior Scholar of the Information Policy Institute today addressed the Congressional Economic Leadership Institute (CELI) in Washington D.C. CELI assembled a blue ribbon panel of experts to discuss ongoing issues related to the renewal of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Other Participants included, J. Howard Beales, III, Director of the […]

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Report Released by the IPI

Study of 3.5 million credit files shows significant consumer costs if key FCRA provisions are allowed to expire More than 88 percent of consumers’ credit scores would be affected if a patchwork of state laws were allowed to replace the current national consumer credit system, according to a report released today by the Information Policy […]

Conference will Focus on Media Concentration and Local Markets

The Information Policy Institute will host a conference in affiliation with the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI) on the impact of media concentration and consolidation on local markets. CITI’s director, Dr. Eli Noam is scheduled to deliver the opening remarks. The conference, “Media Concentration and Local Markets,” will bring together experts from industry, academia, consumer groups, and […]

Institute Cautions FCC on Consolidation: Rules Change May Harm Consumers, Competition, and Could Create “Information Divide”

The Information Policy Institute yesterday filed comments to the Federal Communications Commission strongly urging the Commission to forestall any intended relaxation of existing media ownership rules. The Institute warned that a substantial relaxation of these rules could yield results that are contrary to the public interest. “This Commission is about to throw the media and […]

Teleservices Report Released by the Information Policy Institute

No Clear Mandate for National “Do Not Call” List As the FTC Prepares to Create One Information Policy Institute Will Push for Exemption to Help Magazines, Newspapers and Educational Materials The Information Policy Institute released its path breaking study “Consumers, Citizens, Charity, and Content: Attitudes Toward Teleservices” at a news conference in Washington, D.C. today. […]

The IPI Calls Privacy Template for “Opt-in” Bill an Inadequate and Inappropriate Resource for Privacy Legislation

The Information Policy Institute today called the Gellman study an inappropriate and inconclusive resource as an explanation of consumer privacy concerns. The study is currently being used as a source of support for legislation such as Senator Ernest “Fritz” Hollings’ (D-SC) privacy bill, which will be discussed in a hearing tomorrow. “Our analysis shows that […]