Privacy Rights Fact Sheets

The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse website contains tons of useful information on privacy matters including Fact Sheets on the following topics:

1. Privacy Survival Guide
1(a). Privacy Basics and Opt-Out Strategies
2. Wireless Communications: Voice and Data Privacy
2(a). Hang Up on Harassment: Dealing with Cellular Phone Abuse
2(b). When a Cell Phone Is More than a Phone: Protecting Your Privacy in the Age of the Super-Phone
3. How to Put an End to Harassing Phone Calls
4. Junk Mail: How Did They All Get My Address?
4a. "Shine the Light" on Marketers: Find Out How They Know Your Name
5. Telemarketing: How to Have a Quiet Evening at Home

6. How Private Is My Credit Report?
6a. FACTA, the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act: Consumers Win Some, Lose Some
6b. The “Other” Consumer Reports: What You Should Know about “Specialty” Reports
6c. Your Credit Score: How It All Adds Up
7. Employee Monitoring: Is There Privacy in the Workplace?
8. How Private Is My Medical Information?
8a. HIPAA Basics: Medical Privacy in the Electronic Age
9. Wiretapping and Eavesdropping: Is There Cause for Concern?
10. My Social Security Number: How Secure Is It?

11. From Cradle to Grave: Government Records and Your Privacy
12. A Checklist of Responsible Information-Handling Practices
14. Are You Being Stalked? Tips For Protection
14(a). Security Recommendation for Stalking Victims
15. Paying By Credit Card or Check: What Can Merchants Ask? (California Only)
15(a). Merchant Wallet Card (California Only)

16. Employment Background Checks: A Jobseeker's Guide
16(a). Employment Background Checks in California: New Focus on Accuracy
16(b). Employment Background Checks: A Guide for Small Business Owners
16(c). Background Checks for Volunteers: What are the Rules? (Coming Soon)
17. Coping with Identity Theft: Reducing the Risk of Fraud
17(a). Identity Theft: What to Do if It Happens to You
17(b). How to Deal with a Security Breach
17(g). Criminal Identity Theft
18. Privacy in Cyberspace: Rules of the Road for the Information Superhighway
19. Caller ID and My Privacy: What Do I Need to Know?
20. Anti-Spam Resources: Halting the Junk E-Mail Juggernaut

21. Children's Privacy and Safety on the Internet: A Resource Guide for Parents
22. Electricity and Your Privacy: Deregulation in California
23. Online Shopping Tips:E-Commerce and You
24. Protecting Financial Privacy in the New Millennium: The Burden Is on You
24(a). Financial Privacy
24(b). Take the Cloze Test: Readability of a Financial Privacy Policy
24(c). How to Shop for Financial Privacy
24(d). Frequently Asked Questions about Financial Privacy
24(e). Is Your Financial Information Safe?
25. Online Job Seeker Web Sites: Tips to Safeguard Your Privacy
25(a). Avoiding Online Job Scams: Critical Tips for Job Seekers

26. CLUE and You: How Insurers Size You Up
27. Debt Collection Practices: When Hardball Tactics Go Too Far
28. Online Privacy for Nonprofits: How to Protect Members' Privacy and Personal Information
29. Privacy in Education: Guide for Parents and Adult-Age Students
30. Check 21: Paperless Banking
31. Customer Identification Programs for Financial Transactions: Getting to Know You

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