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Walker wants agencies to review cybersecurity

...against unauthorized access to or use of information that could result in substantial harm or inconvenience to a customer.Ed Sniffen, a senior assistant attorney general, said the Department of Law will work to ensure that consumers are protected...
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Alaska recovers $30 million in consumer cases

...has recovered $30 million over the last five years from consumer fraud litigation. Senior Assistant Attorney General Ed Sniffen says the state has sued businesses ranging from pharmaceutical companies to car dealers over price fixing and other unfair...
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State won't interfere in seafood merger

...on the important issues at The investigation found no antitrust violation in the coupling of Maruha and Nichiro, said Ed Sniffen, of the Alaska attorney general's office in Anchorage. The companies completed their merger on Oct. 1, becoming...
Gas-seller inquiry reveals no wrongdoing

...Complaints to the state prompted an investigation. "It looks like there was really sort of an uncanny coincidence," said Ed Sniffen, assistant attorney general, of the September price spike. "All the stations were very cooperative. ... There...
State to send out notices over lost employee data

...on Thursday, came two weeks after the state announced it had reached a settlement with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC. Ed Sniffen, a senior assistant attorney general, attributed the lag to logistics, such as getting call centers set up. The letters...
Legislators look at costs, cures of energy woes

...these small markets here there just aren't a lot of competitors and that kind of oligopoly behavior happens," said Ed Sniffen of the Alaska Department of Law. An oligopoly, which is a market dominated by just a few players, isn't illegal...
Governor signs bill on high-interest lending

...where if we had made it any tougher, we would have put all of these payday loans companies out of business," said Ed Sniffen, a consumer protection attorney with the state Department of Law. But opponents argued that the real aim of the measure...
State proposes refunds, fines for Lithia settlement

...tack on a document preparation fee when customers pay a vehicle's advertised price, said assistant attorney general Ed Sniffen. "The purpose is to keep (the dealer) from advertising a really low price and then getting you to come in and pay...
New rules in effect for ship shopping guides

...stores that don't participate in the program or making misleading statements about sale prices and return policies.Ed Sniffen, an assistant state attorney general who handles consumer protection issues, said local businesses had been upset...
GCI phasing out unlimited Internet

...promise to its customers that it didn't keep, or if it didn't provide adequate notification of its new policy. Ed Sniffen with the Alaska Department of Law said anyone who has a concern should contact the consumer-protection office. Anchorage's...


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