Everything is connected; data invisibly affects every decision. The software that runs our lives has bestowed unprecedented powers upon a small number of companies, but they don't always serve our interests.
Our work helps people choose products and services that align with their values, and increases understanding and awareness of how technology affects their lives. Our work also shapes new laws that enhance people's privacy and power.
- Evaluate connected products and services and companies' privacy practices to inform consumers and the public.
- Conduct original research and investigations that reveal new threats to consumers in today's digital economy.
- Provide tools and information that enhance consumers' power in the marketplace
We're looking for technologists, activists, lawyers, economists and entrepreneurs who share our drive to build consumer power in the 21st century.
How might we evaluate dark patterns?
Dark patterns, present across platforms and devices, work to undermine consumer choice and autonomy. How might CR evaluate these deceptive design practices?
Update on digital literacy workshops
We've been experimenting with CR workshops where members and non-members alike can talk about digital privacy and easily access resources and tools to help protect themselves online.
Consumer Reports names Benjamin Moskowitz as Director of newly-launched Digital Lab
Benjamin Moskowitz is joining Consumer Reports as director of its newly-launched Digital Lab, the nonprofit consumer advocacy organization announced today.