Consumer Resources

There are many sources for information on privacy.

The Postal Service™ has been a leader in consumer privacy for centuries. The privacy office has provided the following links to help you stay current with consumer privacy issues and resources.

Government Sites ›

Privacy Statutes and Bills ›

General Consumer Privacy Sites ›

Shopping Online ›

Tips for Protecting Online Privacy ›

Financial Privacy ›

Consumer Choice: Opt-In/Opt-Out ›

Website Seal Programs ›

Unsolicited e-mail ›

Understanding Cookies: Web Analysis Tools ›

Privacy News ›

Government Sites
These government websites feature frequently updated information on privacy policies and statutes.

U.S. Department of Justice Office of Information and Privacy ›
Small Business Administration ›
Federal Trade Commission ›
U.S. Department of Commerce - Safe Harbor ›

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Privacy Statutes and Bills
Federal and state laws provide specific guidelines to protect consumers' privacy. These government and association websites offer information on relevant public statutes and bills.

Center for Democracy & Technology ›
Consumer Privacy Guide - Your Privacy Protection Under the Law ›
Federal Trade Commission - Privacy Initiatives ›

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General Consumer Privacy Sites
These sites provide information and tools to assist consumers with privacy protection.

BBBOnline Education Forum ›
Understand Privacy Site ›
Consumer Privacy Guide ›
IEF: GetNetWise - Privacy ›

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Shopping Online
These links offer tips for consumers to protect themselves while shopping online.

FTC: Online Shopping & E-Payments ›
Privacy Rights-Online Shopping Tips ›
Safe ›
IEF: GetNetWise - Secure Shopping ›

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Tips for Protecting Online Privacy
These are links to organizations that have compiled lists of important privacy safeguards.

EFF: Top 12 Ways to Protect Your Online Privacy ›
BBB Online: Understanding Privacy ›
Consumer Privacy Guide-Top Steps ›

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Financial Privacy
The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB) governs the treatment of personal information when certain financial services are provided in the private sector. These links provide information for consumers.

Graham-Leach-Bliley Act ›
CFTC: Financial Privacy ›
Federal Reserve Board-Privacy Choices for Your Personal Ficnancial Information ›

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Consumer Choice: Opt-In/Opt-Out
These sites offer advice to help consumer understand how to provide appropriate permissions for use of their personal information.

Consumer Privacy Guide-How to Opt-Out ›
NAI: Non-PII Opt-Out ›

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Website Seal Programs
These are links to organizations that provide information and certification, or "seal" programs that can verify a company's privacy policies.

Consumer Privacy Guide-Review of CPA WebTrust ›
CPA WebTrust ›
Consumer Privacy Guide-Review of Truste ›
Truste ›
Consumer Privacy Guide-Review of BBBOnline ›
BBBOnline ›

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Unsolicited e-mail
These links offer consumers tips on how to manage unsolicited e-mails that they receive.

DMA: Getting Off Commercial E-mail Lists ›

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Understanding Cookies: Web Analysis Tools
Web sites may download tiny text files known as "cookies" that may be used to support and track usage of the site.

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Privacy News
These websites feature frequently updated information on privacy news.

CDT: Consumer Privacy ›

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