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CA News Logo Consumer Action INSIDER - October 2014 This month's edition of INSIDER brings you stories about proposals to improve consumer protections for servicemembers, what to do when an ATM does not dispense cash but says it did, using online tools to improve financial security, a campaign to improve public information from complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and more. ( Wednesday, October 01, 2014 )

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Health Records Privacy in California (Chinese)

Health Records Privacy in California (Chinese) 當醫療記錄數據化以後,你應確保個人隱私權. This fact sheet provides an introduction to electronic health records and your health information privacy rights. To learn more, refer to the companion resource, Health Records Privacy in California: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, which provides additional information in a Q&A format.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Health Records Privacy in California (Vietnamese)

Health Records Privacy in California (Vietnamese) Bảo vệ sự riêng tư khi hồ sơ bệnh nhân được lưu trữ trong kỹ thuật điện số. Tài liệu này giới thiệu về sự lưu trữ hồ sơ sức khỏe và quyền riêng tư của quý vị. Để biết thêm chi tiết, xin xem tài liệu đi kèm, Health Records Privacy in California: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, bản cung cấp thêm các chi tiết qua khuôn khổ Câu Hỏi & Trả Lời (Q&A).

This fact sheet provides an introduction to electronic health records and your health information privacy rights. To learn more, refer to the companion resource, Health Records Privacy in California: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, which provides additional information in a Q&A format.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Health Records Privacy in California (Korean)

Health Records Privacy in California (Korean) 의료정보 전산화로인한 개인정보 보호하기. 이 자료는 전산 의료기록과 여러분의 개인 의료정보 보호권리에 관하여 소개하고 있습니다. 더 많은 정보를 얻으시려면 문답 형식으로 추가 관련자료를 제공하는 ‘캘리포니아주의 개인의료정보 보호: 자주 묻는 질문에 대한 답변’을 참고하시기 바랍니다.

This fact sheet provides an introduction to electronic health records and your health information privacy rights. To learn more, refer to the companion resource, Health Records Privacy in California: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, which provides additional information in a Q&A format.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Health Records Privacy in California (Spanish)

Health Records Privacy in California (Spanish) Cómo proteger la privacidad de sus registros médicos digitales. Esta hoja informativa proporciona una introducción a los registros electrónicos de salud y sus derechos de privacidad médica. Para más información, consulte el recurso adicional en inglés, Health Records Privacy in California: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, que proporciona información adicional en un formato de preguntas y respuestas.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Health Records Privacy in California

Health Records Privacy in California Protecting your privacy as patient records go digital. This fact sheet provides an introduction to electronic health records and your health information privacy rights. To learn more, refer to the companion resource, Health Records Privacy in California: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, which provides additional information in a Q&A format.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

App offers consumers a way to see and control data collection. Online Privacy Shield by MyPermissions, a free download from the Google Play Store, searches and scans your mobile device for apps that have access to your personal data.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Chronology of Data Breaches. Privacy Rights Clearinghouse has been tracking breaches since 2005 and publishes a Chronology of Data Breaches.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Protect Your Child from ID theft. The California Office of Privacy Protection (COPP) has released a fact sheet for consumers on how to check their child's credit records and other ways to protect them from identity theft.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Are social networks “friends” with law enforcement?. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a privacy coalition partner with Consumer Action, has released more information on how the government seeks and obtains personal information from social media companies like Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace. EFF asked the Department of Justice and other federal agencies for copies of guides, not previously made public, that these sites send out to law enforcement explaining how agents can obtain information about users and what kinds of information are available. The guides reveal that social networking sites have struggled to develop consistent, straightforward policies to govern how and when they will provide private user information to law enforcement agencies.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

An online guide to practical privacy tools. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) publishes on its website a comprehensive and useful list of ways to protect your privacy, from how to surf online anonymously to keeping your emails from prying eyes.

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