Privacy Rights

Almost every job that you apply for today will run a background check to get a better idea of what type of person you are based on your past history. These checks are legal as long as they are relevant to the position for which you are applying. However, you still have privacy rights provided by the FCRA that protects you and prevents certain information from being made available that pertains to your personal life. Your privacy and rights are very important and since you need to know what they are, you’ll find them listed below.

How to Protect Yourself from Online Privacy Issues

Online privacy is one of the most debatable topics in the industry. With trends like social media and sharing gaining market traction, it is close to impossible that the user can be completely anonymous in the online world. Some might … Continue reading

Protecting your Privacy in the Digital Age

We see the number of Internet-based crimes increasing day by day. One of the big reasons for this is information retrieval. The pre-digital age was the age where information access was limited. Most of the knowledge base was transferred in … Continue reading

How Can You Protect Your Identity?

How Can You Protect Your Identity? was last modified: June 13th, 2014 by sam

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that requires educational agencies to provide students with access to their educational records and it provides them with the ability to amend the information in these records if they are found to be inaccurate. This privacy act rights also gives the student some control over the disclosure of this information. Continue reading

Freedom of Information Act | FOIA Disclosures and Requests

The Freedom of Information Act is actually an amendment that allows the disclosure of information and documents controlled by the U.S. Government to be released that were once kept private. The FOIA was put into effect with the presumption that “openness prevails”. In other words, the government will not be allowed to hide useful information simply because it may be embarrassing or because it may show some type of human error Continue reading