Wikipedia Definition & Overview – Privacy
Privacy (from Latin: privatus “separated from the rest, deprived of something, esp. office, participation in the government”, from privo “to deprive”) is the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves or information about themselves and thereby reveal themselves selectively.


Bureau of Consumer Protection – Privacy & Security
For many companies, collecting sensitive consumer and employee information is an essential part of doing business. It’s your legal responsibility to take steps to properly secure or dispose of it.

Electronic Frontier Foundation – Privacy
New technologies are radically advancing our freedoms but they are also enabling unparalleled invasions of privacy.

Epic: The electronic privacy information center
Daily updates and news focusing public attention on emerging privacy and civil liberties issues.

Google Privacy Policy
As you use our services, we want you to be clear how we’re using information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy.

Huffington Post Privacy
Big News on Online Privacy. Includes videos, pictures, blogs, news, and community conversations about Online Privacy.

Privacy International
Privacy International’s mission is to defend the right to privacy across the world, and to fight unlawful surveillance and other intrusions into private life by governments and corporations. provides information and tips about Privacy.  Read about credit reports, identity theft, Internet privacy and more.  Demonstrations of your Internet connection and Internet cookies have been recently updated.
Daily updates on privacy stories in the news.

Privacy: The Internet knows what Poppy Harlow keeps private
The Internet knows what Poppy Harlow keeps private.

State Laws Related to Internet Privacy
Americans express great concerns about privacy on the Internet, and state legislatures have responded in several ways to this complex issue.

Technology Outpaces Privacy (Yet Again)
How far does consumer privacy protection lag behind data-collection systems, those advanced technologies that media companies use to gather, share and profit from our personal information?

TED Video: TEDxObserver – Cory Doctorow on Privacy & Kids
A Skinner box that trains you to under-value your privacy: how do we make kids care about online privacy?

The Real Privacy Problem – MIT Technology Review
As Web companies and government agencies analyze ever more information about our lives, it’s tempting to respond by passing new privacy laws or creating mechanisms that pay us for our data. Instead, we need a civic solution, because democracy is at risk.

Video: Facebook privacy
Up to the Minute technology consultant John Quain speaks to Up To The Minute anchor Michelle Gielan about Facebook’s new privacy feature and steps you should take if you want to limit personal information shared on the social networking site.

Video: Facebook privacy break
Technology Expert Katie Linendoll discusses the latest Facebook privacy issue with UTTM anchor Betty Nguyen and gives tips on how to protect yourself.

Word Privacy News – The Guardian

Yours Apps Are Watching You – WSJ
Few devices know more personal details about people than the smartphones in their pockets: phone numbers, current location, often the owner’s real name—even a unique ID number that can never be changed or turned off.

YouTube Video: Google guilty of violating user’s privacy?
Companies have grown progressively better at getting to know their customers in more ways than one. Anyone with a smart phone, laptop, or bank account has had their privacy invaded in some form or another.