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The Highlights of the Highlights

by Federal Trade Commission

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Every spring, the FTC issues its Annual Highlights for the previous year. It’s like a corporate annual report, summarizing what we did and how we did it. Interested in our mission to protect consumers? Here are some of 2014’s highlights: … Continue Reading

Health data breaches: No one is immune

This article was originally published in Government Health IT where Rick Kam is a contributing writer.

by ID Experts

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Up to one-quarter of Americans may have been affected by the Anthem Healthcare data breach in February — estimates that dwarf last year’s Community Health Systems breach by an order of magnitude. All healthcare organizations are at risk for a data breach. … Continue Reading

Are Your Health Web Inquiries Really Private?

by Debra N. Diener J.D. CIPP G

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People hope, and want to believe, that searching for health and medical information online is private and protected. That likely is a false and dangerous hope. … Continue Reading

Free Ways To Protect Your Kids Online

by Stay Safe Online

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If you have young kids who are spending time online – and these days, most kids are – you may be looking for a way to control what they can access. There are some great programs out there that will help you do this but they can be pricey. They’re also not always necessary. … Continue Reading

Consumer Choice: Control Your Data Online

by Council of the Better Business Bureau

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We all know that advertising pays for a lot of the great, free content we see online, but how do advertisers know what kind of ads will appeal to you? They use “online behavioral advertising,” also known as “interest-based advertising,” a technique that uses your visits to websites to display online ads that are most likely to interest you. … Continue Reading

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