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Privacy and confidentiality, especially in the digital arena
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Privacy organizations and resources

This list focuses on US-focused organizations.  Several of these organizations advocate for privacy rights, but they also include helpful information for those who want to protect their own and others' information.

  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
    Notice the https:// in their URL. This helps protect your metadata when you visit the site. This site provides a wealth of information on best practices.
  • Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF)
    Notice, even their main site uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, as you can see from their URL, which begins with https://. This helps protect information about your visit to the site.
  • Electronic Privacy Information Center
    A joint project of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and Privacy International.
  • Future of Privacy
    Geared more towards people with a strong interest in privacy, this is a community with a more theoretical and academic focus, although practical information is included.
  • Center for Democracy and Technology
    Research, analysis, and news on current policy situations and trends. Covers several topics related to privacy, including consumer privacy, health privacy, and surveillance.
    From the American Civil Liberties Association, this site is strongly focused on advocacy, but it also includes helpful information and privacy news.
  • World Privacy Forum
    Despite the name, this organization appears to be focused on privacy in the US.

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