New technologies certainly have brought many extraordinary benefits to consumers. Yes the more we access the cyber world for products, services, information and entertainment, the more our privacy is in jeopardy. When we shop, pay bills, view medical bills and records, companies are tracking, collecting, using, storing massive amounts of data about us and we usually do not know about it or even consent to such conduct.
This unprecedented time and the evolution of cyberspace and recent massive data breaches have involved many lawsuits, class actions, and issues surrounding our privacy and those rights. Many may not know that in the USA the main oversight in the federal government regarding consumer privacy is the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), www.ftc.gov. The government protects and alerts you to scams, provides you tip alerts, and updates you on related news. We encourage you to view this important website so you can better understand what is going on with your personal information and enforcement.