How well is your Personal Information Protected Online

When consumers use the web to conduct transactions such as shopping, they are often asked for .
NYPIRG researchers reviewed the privacy policies of different types of widely used consumer Web sites to see if they protected consumer PII with a steel door by informing consumers well of how they will use their PII and protecting consumer PII or a screen door for not adequately informing consumers or protecting their PII.
So far, NYPIRG has released two privacy policy reports. The first report included privacy policies of travel Web sites that consumers would use to book flights, make hotel room reservations, rent cars, etc.
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Got Cyber Street Smarts?

1. Setting my profile to private keeps the information I post on my social networking page completely safe because only my friends can view it.

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Isa's Story

When she handed over her debit card number during a call with a Talent Palooza '06 promoter, Isa, a 21-year-old college student from the Bronx, thought she was paying for a posh trip to Florida and a shot at a career as a fashion model. Instead, she ended up out $1,300 and unsure what to do about it. Think you'd never fall for such a scam? More...