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Privacy and Security Laws for your Business

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Most businesses collect and retain sensitive personal information from their customers and employees such as names, addresses, social security numbers, credit card numbers and other account numbers. Protecting personal information not only makes good business sense, it can also help you avoid legal problems. Depending on the type of data you are collecting, and who you are collecting it from, you may be subject to federal and state privacy laws. This guide explains which privacy laws apply to your business and how to comply with them.

  • Overview of Privacy Laws
    Learn how the Federal Trade Commission enforces companies' privacy policies about how they collect, use and secure consumers' personal information.
  • Identity Theft - Business Owner's Responsibilities
    Learn how to protect your customers' personal information against identity theft, and your responsibilities when one of your customers becomes an identity theft victim.
  • Using Consumer Credit Reports
    If your businesses uses credit reports to extend credit to your customers, there are rules and regulations you must follow to ensure privacy of credit information.
  • Privacy Rules for Financial Companies
    From national banks to local mortgage lenders, any business that handles personal financial information must comply with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLB) Act.
  • Learn how the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act requires businesses to follow specific rules and regulations when collecting online data from children.
  • Computer and Information Security
    Find out how to not only protect your company's computer systems, but the sensitive information contained in them.

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