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EDUCATE YOURSELF. Below are links to find more information about the subject of privacy and security.  

General Privacy

Morrison & Foerster Privacy Library – Online library of state and federal privacy laws put together by the law firm of Morrison Foerster.

Pew Internet & American Life Project – Produces reports exploring the impact of the Internet on families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life.

Privacy Foundation – Based at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, the Privacy Foundation researches and educates professionals on the ramifications on privacy when technology is not implemented properly.

Privacy Laws & Business – An outlet that provides free e-news on privacy laws around the world.

Advocacy

American Civil Liberties Union – An organization that is dedicated to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the United States Constitution guarantees everyone within the country.

Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) – A public interest research center that seeks to protect privacy, focus the public's attention on issues relating to civil liberties and the First Amendment.

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse – A non-profit consumer organization that provides a wide range of consumer privacy information and consumer advocacy.

Privacy.org – A joint venture by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and Privacy International, this site features the latest news on privacy from a number of sources.

Government
Federal Govt Sites:

Federal Trade Commission – A direct link to learn about the FTC's privacy initiatives.

National Institute of Standards and Technology – Provides standards and technology to protect information systems against threats to confidentiality, integrity of information and availability of information.  

U.S. Department of Health and and Human Services – Here you can learn about HIPAA and the Patient Safety Rule.

U.S. Homeland Security – The Department of Homeland Security’s website, which is responsible for evaluating department programs, systems, initiatives for potential privacy impacts and mitigation strategies to reduce the privacy impact.

Whitehouse Office of Management and Budget  – Archive of general Whitehouse Privacy Guidance documents in PDF form.

State Govt Sites:

California Office of Privacy Protection – California’s agency dedicated to promoting and protecting the privacy rights of consumers. Its mission is to identify consumer problems and develop fair information practices. 

Healthcare/Pharma

International Pharmaceutical Privacy Consortium – Members actively address data privacy and security issues around the world.

Marketing

eMarketer – Business information service that uses unbiased research and trend analysis on digital marketing and media.

NAI Self-Regulatory Principles – Group of online marketing and analytics companies whose aim is to help build customer awareness and create responsible business and data management for common practices and standards.

Privacy Seal Programs

BBBOnline Privacy Seal Program – Provides instructions on how to apply for the BBBOnLine Seal.

TRUSTe Seal Program – Internet privacy provider designed to help businesses promote online safety and help guide consumers to Web sites that protect their privacy.

ESRB Privacy Online – A non-profit, self-regulatory company that assigns computer and video game content ratings and enforces advertising guidelines. 

Security

Cert – Addresses risks at the software and system level.

SANS – Provides  information security training, and also includes certification. Responsible for the large archive of various topics on information security and operates the Internet Storm Center – which is the Internet’s early warning system for attacks on networks.

Security News Portal – Non-profit website dedicated to providing the latest news on security, viruses, trojans, hackers, etc. 

Social Media

Social Media Governance – A collection of over 100 policies and guidelines on the use of social media in the workplace.

Privacy Blogs

Adventures in IT – Information technology industry commentary with a touch of humor.

Bruce Schneier – A blog that provides information on security and security technology.

Canadian Privacy Law Blog – Focuses on the development of privacy law containing information related to the Personal Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and other Canadian and international laws.

Concurring Opinions – A group blog that focuses on legal topics. It allows blogs to be posted by both blog members and guest bloggers.

E-Crime Expert Blog – Data protection and privacy awareness by Dan Manolescu.

Information, Law, and the law of Information – About Information Law – focuses on the laws surrounding new technology as information progresses.

Jeff Jonas – A collection of stories on information management and privacy that is infused with a few of his own personal stories.

Kim Cameron's Identity Blog – A blog based on the goal to build a multi-centered system of digital identity that is at the user’s control.

Michael Geist's Blog – A blog with numerous articles and government reports on the Internet and law. Geist is a former member of Canada's National Task Force on Spam.

Pogo Was Right – Focuses on privacy news and the issues surrounding it.

Privacy and Security Law Blog – Various posts regarding insight and commentary of privacy issues that affect consumers.

Privacy International – Based in England, but also has an office in Washington, D.C – a human rights group that monitors privacy and surveillance invasions that have been committed by governments and corporations.

Privacy Revolt! – Involved with civil liberties that conflict with technology.

Private Communications – A blog on privacy and security.

Reasonable Expection – Legal blog by M. Scott Koller that discusses relevant developments in Internet privacy and data security

Technology & Marketing Law Blog – Eric Goldman’s blog on technology and marketing law.

The Chronicle of Data Protection – Highlights privacy events, research studies and legal developments in the U.S. and around the globe.

The Data Privacy Imperative – The Microsoft Corporation’s blog with information on how to protect privacy and stay safe online.

The Privacy Blog – An applied, practical, and pragmatic viewpoint that addresses trends and issues with online privacy and security.