Advances in technology have made it easier for detailed information about people to be compiled and shared. As personal information becomes more accessible, companies, government agencies and consumers must take precautions to protect against the misuse of this data.
Data Breach Reporting Form and Compliance Guidance for Businesses
Learn the steps you should take if your personally identifying information is part of a data security breach. Check the New York State Department of State Division of Consumer Protection data security breach reports to see the latest breaches affecting consumers.
Consumer Response to a Data Security Breach
What consumers should know about the New York State Security Breach Notification Law.
Protect your privacy online
Data Privacy Resources for Consumers from the National Cyber Security Safety Alliance.
Exercise Your Options to Protect Your Privacy Tool Kit: Unwanted Marketing Messages
Fed up with receiving piles of junk mail every time you open your mailbox? Sick of having to delete all those unsolicited e-mails you've been getting? You can take control over your personal privacy by following these steps to reduce unwanted marketing messages.
Keeping Your Information Private
Learn about Social Security number protection strategies, record retention practices, cell phone privacy tips and automated teller machine (ATM) safety measures.
Cyber Security Guides
Cyber security guides and information for elected officials, administrative officials and business managers from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cyber Security.
Keep Kids Safe Online
Resources to help keep kids safe online from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cyber Security.
Helpful Information Privacy Management Links
Links to information privacy websites.
Last Modified: January 11, 2012