In order to have a personalized experience on the web, whether to customize information, find products you want, or just search for a long-lost friend, you need to use personal information. You have an interest in protecting that information just as you would with your home security. This site has been built and launched to show you how.

OPA's privacy policy guidelines

Guidelines for effective enforcement of self-regulation

Creating Consumer Confidence Online Brochure

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The Online Privacy Alliance lead and supported self-regulatory initiatives that created an environment of trust and that foster the protection of individuals' privacy online and in electronic commerce.For businesses and webmasters wanting to comply with the ever increasing strict regulations and protocols as in Europe,Privacy Alliance recommends obtaining the advise of a credited and qualified internet marketers in your State who are upto date with local laws.

For Privacy Concerned Users.

Identity protection is one step closer towards protecting your privacy. The privacy of individuals is crucial for safety and security, for both personal and professional reasons. The best way to ensure your privacy is protected online is to familiarize yourself with basic software, choosing the right browser and anti-viral program. It is also important to familiarize yourself with the best type of computer, printer, keyboard, hard drive, mouse and any other computer devices for proficiency.

Nowadays, whether it be social or business,more and more interaction is being done online.Social networks such as Google + and Facebook have privacy issues that need to be considered and understood before joining wholeheartedly.Such issues are discussed here. Other things such as making online applications should be done warily and by reading the privacy policies of such websites.You should also research and ascertain whether the websites belong to valid and authentic businesses.

Boost Your Privacy Through Online Reputation Management

It’s likely happened to everyone with a social media profiles – someone comes across a picture or a post or simply something else you’re associated with that you would have rather they didn’t. Maybe that person is a parent, spouse or even an employer. Online reputation management is an effective way to control the information that is available about you online. Whether you want to promote your positive attributes when applying to a new job, or simple want to remove any webpages that put you in a negative light, online reputation management agencies are able maximize the positive reach of your online presence. Read more.

NSA Whistleblower Reveals The Government Is Spying On Ordinary American's Cell Phone Calls

It seems like the news is constantly full of United States citizens cautious of the government and their invasion into our everyday lives. One way in which many whistleblowers have exposed this personal intrusion is through the government’s reported monitoring of our cell phone records. Over the past few years, government agencies have been accused of keeping track of the phone calls and transmitted data of its own people through a program initially designed to be used for overseas transmissions. Read more.

Businesses with sound and credible privacy policies.

Business and non profit organisations as part of their best business practices will present you with a clear and a effective policy on how they will treat and record your visit to their website or your contact with them by other means. This is known as their privacy policy and they are accountable for it.

Some companies with examples of credible and accountable privacy policies, include

eBay Inc.
Time Warner Inc.

Here And Now

Skanska Construction CEO Says US Infrastructure 'In Crying Need Of Repair'
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Mediacom Petitions FCC To Limit TV Blackouts As Retransmission Prices Rise
Mediacom's CEO Rocco Commission couldn't have picked a better day to petition the FCC to rein in broadcasters' retransmission consent price hike demands — as he also blasted Chairman Tom Wheeler for “refusing to get involved at the very time when ...
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AT&T Goes Extra Broadband Mile
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As first reported by DSL Reports on Monday, AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is pledging to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that it will offer its gigabit service, GigaPower, to 11.7 million homes and businesses if its $48.5 billion deal to buy DirecTV ...
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Columbia City Council OKs ad hoc infrastructure committee
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The Columbia City Council voted 6-1 to create of a 12-month Mayor's Task Force on Infrastructure to provide recommendations to city government. Mayor Bob McDavid said he would appoint former state Rep. Chris Kelly as chairman of the nine-member task ...

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Cloud-based infrastructure for Internet users with special needs
EU researchers are developing a new, broad-ranging, cloud-based infrastructure that makes the Internet more accessible for users with special needs. The new 'ecosystem' enables people previously excluded from ICT to get help using technology and aims ...

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