English Library: Privacy Rights

All Consumer Action publications are available online, with most also available as a PDF download. Government agencies, nonprofits and other community-based organizations who wish to distribute our publications for educational purposes can use the PDF file to instantly produce a professional-looking brochure using an office printer.

Share Financial Data with Care (Policy Briefing) – Video

Library: English | Share Financial Data with Care (Policy Briefing) – Video
Consumer groups and the financial industry are aligned and working together on data privacy standards to help make FinTech app use safer, give consumers more control over their data, and educate consumers on the safe use of apps. Category: FinTech Internet Money Management Privacy Rights Technology on Oct 26, 2021

 
Share Financial Data with Care (Webinar) – Video

Library: English | Share Financial Data with Care (Webinar) – Video
The webinar covers how financial information is stored, used and sold; financial app practices and how consumers can gain control over their data; what consumers can do to protect their privacy when using FinTech apps and tools; how to become familiar with and use the tools and services offered by banks; and resources, tips and tools that consumers can use to ensure that their financial information is protected. Category: FinTech Internet Money Management Privacy Rights Technology on Aug 18, 2021

 
Privacy and security when using FinTech apps

Library: English | Privacy and security when using FinTech apps: Share financial data with care

This fact sheet gives FinTech users the knowledge to make wise decisions when choosing and using FinTech apps, take effective steps to keep their financial account data safe, and understand their options if something goes wrong. (Our companion guide, What you need to know about how FinTech apps work, offers an overview of financial technology and what privacy and security considerations users should be aware of before choosing and using digital financial tools.)

Category: FinTech Internet Money Management Privacy Rights Technology on Feb 16, 2021

 
What you need to know about how FinTech apps work

Library: English | What you need to know about how FinTech apps work: Share financial data with care
Financial technology can offer attractive benefits for consumers who want to take their personal finances digital. But, like all internet-based tools and services, FinTech apps need to be chosen and used with care. This publication explains the types of FinTech tools available, how they work, and what that means for your data privacy and security. (Our companion guide, Privacy and security when using fintech apps, offers actionable tips for managing and protecting your data.) Category: FinTech Internet Money Management Privacy Rights Technology on Feb 16, 2021

 
Stay security savvy: Share financial data with care – Video

Library: English | Stay security savvy: Share financial data with care – Video
Financial technology—FinTech—makes it possible to accomplish all sorts of useful financial tasks quickly and easily from a computer, smartphone or tablet. From paying a friend to updating your budget, these tools can save you time and money, and even help you achieve your financial goals. But before you put FinTech to work for you, it’s important to understand how these apps and tools work so that you can get the most out of them while also protecting your personal and account information. Category: FinTech Internet Money Management Privacy Rights Technology on Feb 01, 2021

 
Telemedicine: What to know about virtual doctor visits

Library: English | Telemedicine: What to know about virtual doctor visits: Coping with COVID-19

The pandemic has driven non-urgent doctor visits online to help suppress the spread of COVID-19. As more people receive medical care remotely, via a smartphone, tablet or computer, it’s important to understand when and how virtual visits might be an option, whether they’re covered under private and government-sponsored health plans, and what privacy issues they raise.

Category: COVID-19 Pandemic Insurance Internet Medical/Healthcare Privacy Rights Technology on Sep 21, 2020

 
Take control: Customizing your social media privacy settings

Library: English | Take control: Customizing your social media privacy settings

This publication explains how to achieve your desired level of privacy on the most popular social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, Tumblr, Twitter and YouTube) and provides useful general privacy tips, tools and resources.

Category: Internet Privacy Rights on Jul 01, 2020

 
Personalized privacy: Customizing your Facebook settings

Library: English | Personalized privacy: Customizing your Facebook settings

On the world’s largest social network, a prudent approach to privacy is critical. This publication provides detailed instructions for using the various Facebook privacy management tools—both basic and advanced.

Category: Internet Privacy Rights on Jul 01, 2020

 
‘Smart’ Homes

Library: English | ‘Smart’ Homes: Data privacy and security for your connected home

This guide will explain how smart homes work, what to be aware of when introducing smart devices into your home, what steps you can take to protect your data and your privacy, and where to learn more.

Category: Internet Privacy Rights Technology on Apr 26, 2020

 
Security Freeze Backgrounder

Library: English | Security Freeze Backgrounder: Questions and Answers About Placing, Lifting and Removing a Credit Report Security Freeze

This publication answers common questions about how a credit report security freeze can protect you from ID theft, the pros and cons of a security freeze, and how to place, lift and remove a freeze. (It has been updated to reflect changes implemented on Sept. 21, 2018, under new federal law.)

Category: Credit Credit Reports/Scores Fraud/Scams Privacy Rights on Oct 10, 2018

 
 

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