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.

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: 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: Internet Money Management Privacy Rights Technology on Feb 16, 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

 
Social Media and Online Video Privacy - Seminar Lesson Plan and Class Activities

Library: English | Social Media and Online Video Privacy - Seminar Lesson Plan and Class Activities

This packet, only available as a PDF file, provides guidance for teachers and team leaders. It contains a detailed curriculum and classroom activities.

Category: Internet Privacy Rights on Oct 13, 2016

 
Social Media and Online Video Privacy - PowerPoint slides

Library: English | Social Media and Online Video Privacy - PowerPoint slides

The Social Media and Online Video Privacy PowerPoint training file is available for download in the “Download File” section.

Category: Internet Privacy Rights on Sep 29, 2016

 
Social Media and Online Video Privacy: Trainer’s manual

Library: English | Social Media and Online Video Privacy: Trainer’s manual

This backgrounder is part of our “Social Media and Online Video Privacy” education and training module. The module also contains two multilingual brochures and a lesson plan with PowerPoint training slides.

Category: Internet Privacy Rights on Sep 29, 2016

 
 

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