Information for consumers includes fighting back against identity theft, how identity theft occurs, procedures to follow for victims, including sample letters and communications, email scams, botnets, hackers and spam, health online, home wireless security, identity theft, internet auctions, kids' privacy, laptop security, malware, online dating scams, online investing, online shopping, P2P security, phishing, social networking sites, spyware, tax-related id theft, voip, wi-fi hotspots, the Fair Credit Billing Act, avoiding scams, broadband, computer disposal, computer security.
Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of data security and mobile privacy issues, including the prevention of data theft. This impressive compilation has over 500 pages of official government reports and documents, including testimony at hearings held on these vital matters. Topics covered include identity theft, financial information and credit card data theft, information security, online safety, the protection of consumer privacy, FTC rules and regulations, best practices for businesses, phishing, theft of social security numbers, and much more.
There is significant coverage of guidelines for business, with guidance on information compromise and identity theft, the notification of individuals and law enforcement, protecting offices from information thieves, medical identify theft information for health care providers and health plans, safe use of peer to peer file sharing, five steps for business on protecting personal information, compliance with new red flag rules for fighting identity theft, conducting data security audits, rules for safely discarding personal information, law requiring businesses to truncate credit card information on receipts, the development of privacy policies, looking out for unauthorized access, and much more.
The collection includes a reproductions of official FTC Staff Reports - Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change - A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers; Federal Trade Commission Roundtable Discussion on Phishing Education. A Staff Report by the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Consumer and Business Education and Division of Marketing Practices; Security in Numbers * SSNs and ID Theft - December 2008 - Recommendations on Social Security Number Use in the Private Sector.
This is a privately authored news service and educational publication of Progressive Management.