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.

Workplace Privacy Guide

Library: English | Workplace Privacy Guide

This backgrounder guide on workplace privacy is written in question-and-answer format. It explains the limited nature of employee privacy rights in the workplace, and details when and how employers can observe and track employees’ activities—including phone conversations and computer-related tasks on company-owned devices.

Category: Privacy Rights on Oct 20, 2009

 
Workplace Privacy

Library: English | Workplace Privacy: Your rights on the job

To protect your personal privacy and your job, you should know when and how employers can monitor and gather information about you. This publication explains some of the situations in which monitoring might occur in the workplace and explains your privacy rights as an employee.

Category: Privacy Rights on May 15, 2009

 
Internet Safety

Library: English | Internet Safety: A computer user’s guide to privacy and security

This publication outlines ways that you can protect yourself and your computer when you use the Internet and email.

Category: Fraud/Scams Internet Privacy Rights on Apr 15, 2009

 
Leave me alone (2008)

Library: English | Leave me alone (2008): Your privacy online—and offline

Leave Me Alone! Your Privacy Online - and Offline explains the concept of personal privacy and why it is important to be careful about who has access to your personal information. Topics covered include privacy in cyberspace, cutting down on unwanted junk mail and spam e-mail from marketers and ‘top ten’ ways to protect your privacy on and off the Internet.

Category: Privacy Rights on May 23, 2008

 
Protect Your Phone Records

Library: English | Protect Your Phone Records

Phone records are an important source of private information that someone might try to access without your consent for illegal or harmful purposes. This publication can help you understand who would want to access your phone records, why they might want to do it, how they try to access your private information and what you can do to reduce the chances of becoming a victim. A companion Leader’s Guide is available.

Category: Fraud/Scams Privacy Rights Telecom Wireless on Aug 28, 2007

 
Protect Your Phone Records - Leader’s Guide

Library: English | Protect Your Phone Records - Leader’s Guide

Pretexting is a method of obtaining someone else’s personal information, including phone records, under false pretenses. This Leader’s Guide, written in question-and-answer format, will help give trainers background on the techniques pretexters use, the damage they can do to victims, various laws and regulations that keep phone records private, how to protect personal data and how victims can file complaints. A companion brochure is available.

Category: Fraud/Scams Privacy Rights Telecom Wireless on Aug 27, 2007

 
Protect Your Phone Records - Lesson Plan

Library: English | Protect Your Phone Records - Lesson Plan

This lesson plan, which explains why phone records contain private information that someone might try to access without consent for illegal or harmful purposes, is designed to help you lead trainings and seminars. The 13-page packet, part of the Protecting Your Phone Records series, contains a detailed curriculum, classroom activities and worksheets for participants. (Note: It is only available as a PDF file.)

Category: Fraud/Scams Privacy Rights Telecom Wireless on Aug 24, 2007

 
Protect Your Phone Records - PowerPoint Slides

Library: English | Protect Your Phone Records - PowerPoint Slides

The Protect Your Phone Records PowerPoint slides explain who would want to access your phone records, why they might want to do it, how these people try to access your private information and what you can do to reduce the chances of becoming a victim. The PowerPoint slides can be downloaded from the “Download File” section.

Category: Fraud/Scams Privacy Rights Telecom Wireless on Aug 24, 2007

 
ID Theft Quiz

Library: English | ID Theft Quiz

The ID Theft Quiz Game is a fun way to teach important concepts about this prevalent form of fraud.

Category: Fraud/Scams ID Theft Privacy Rights on Oct 26, 2006

 
ID Theft & Account Fraud - Lesson Plan (English)

Library: English | ID Theft & Account Fraud - Lesson Plan (English)

This updated packet provides guidance for teachers and team leaders. The 48-page packet contains a detailed curriculum, classroom activities and take-home worksheets. (Note: It is only available as a PDF file.)

Category: Fraud/Scams ID Theft Privacy Rights on Apr 13, 2006

 
 

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