Privacy law attorneys hold companies accountable for privacy violations
In the United States, there is no specific Constitutional right to privacy. Instead, the right to privacy is inferred from several Constitutional Amendments. Generally, courts have interpreted the content of these amendments to mean, “the right to be left alone.”
Privacy rights limit access to your home, your body, your beliefs and your property. Privacy law has evolved to include protections of your personal information including your name, address, email, social security number, IP address and financial information.
The right to privacy is mostly protected by individual laws and regulations such as the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which protects your private health-related information and records. The Federal Trade Commission also has several regulations that reinforce your privacy rights.
Your private information can be put in jeopardy in many ways
While many companies comply with these laws and try to protect your personal information, some companies share or sell your information to other organizations. In addition, a company that you do business with may have been hacked and as a result, unintentionally exposed your private information. This can make you a victim of phishing scams, identity theft or other types of fraud.
Protect your private information and control how your personal data is used
Here are some ways you can protect your privacy and limit how your personal information is used:
Be careful what you share on the internet and what you post on social media
Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials and forms you complete, and opt out of sharing personal information
Monitor your credit with a free credit report or online service like Credit Karma or Mint
If a company you do business with has had a data breach, they should offer you free credit monitoring. Change your password for your email account and for the company’s website/app.
Disable cookies and clear your browser cache when shopping online.
Avoid unsecured Wi-Fi
Check for clauses on forms that release your medical information and get a copy of your medical records so you know what’s in them
The U.S. government website has more information about protecting your privacy. But even with your best efforts, you may still become a victim of a privacy intrusion. If your privacy rights have been violated, a privacy law attorney can help you file a complaint with the appropriate agency, protect you from further abuses, and/or get compensation for the damages caused by the violation.
To get help with privacy law issues, contact Law Office of Jenna F. Karadbil, P.C.
The attorneys at Law Office of Jenna F. Karadbil, P.C. help our clients in New York, New York when their privacy rights have been violated. We can help you get compensation for privacy intrusions.
Contact Law Office of Jenna F. Karadbil, P.C. to get a privacy law attorney who will protect your rights
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