Privacy Rights


Consumer Privacy Issues - FTC Web Site

Advances in computer technology have made it possible for detailed information about people to be compiled and shared more easily and cheaply than ever. That's good for society as a whole and individual consumers. For example, it is easier for law enforcement to track down criminals, for banks to prevent fraud, and for consumers to learn about new products and services, allowing them to make better-informed purchasing decisions. At the same time, as personal information becomes more accessible, each of us - companies, associations, government agencies, and consumers - must take precautions to protect against the misuse of that information. The Federal Trade Commission is educating consumers and businesses about the importance of personal information privacy. Read more about our efforts, what we've learned, and what you can do to protect the privacy of your personal information.

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The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse

The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC) is a nonprofit consumer organization with a two-part mission -- consumer information and consumer advocacy. It was established in 1992 and is based in San Diego, California. It is primarily grant-supported and serves individuals nationwide.

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Preventing Unwanted Telemarketing Calls

The 1998 Georgia General Assembly enacted the Georgia No Call Law in an effort to ease Georgians' burden of unwanted solicitation calls. The law, which became effective on January 1, 1999, prohibits telemarketers who are selling a product, service or good, from contacting those Georgians who have chosen to have their name and telephone number placed on the No Call List, with some exceptions.

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National Do Not Call Registry

Telemarketers cannot call your telephone number if it is in the National Do Not Call Registry. You can register your home and mobile phone numbers for free. Your registration will be effective for five years.

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Privacy: Tips for Protecting Your Personal Information

Every day you share personal information about yourself with others. It's so routine that you may not even realize you're doing it. You may write a check at the grocery store, charge tickets to a ball game, rent a car, mail your tax returns, buy a gift online, call home on your cell phone, schedule a doctor's appointment or apply for a credit card. Each transaction requires you to share personal information: your bank and credit card account numbers; your income; your Social Security number (SSN); or your name, address and phone numbers.

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Choosing Who Gets to See Your Info

Produced by the NNEDV Safety Net Project, this flyer will teach your teen how to protect their identity online.

Tech Savvy Teens