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Identity Theft Defense and Privacy Advocacy

Federal Trade Commission's Identity Theft Site (FTC)
The FTC's website is a one-stop national resource for information on the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you avoid, detect, and defend against identity theft.

FBI & National White Collar Crime Center Internet Fraud Complaint Center
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a collaborative among the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). The IC3 gives the victims of cyber crime a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities to suspected criminal or civil violations. For law enforcement and regulatory agencies at the federal, state, local and international level, IC3 provides a central referral mechanism for complaints involving Internet-related crimes.  

Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC)
The ITRC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the understanding and prevention of identity theft. The ITRC provides consumer and victim support as well as public education.

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC)
The PRC is a nonprofit consumer organization with a two-part mission -- consumer information and advocacy.


Internet, New Media, and Technology

Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT)
CDT works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. It seeks practical solutions to enhance free expression and privacy in global communications technologies. CDT is dedicated to building consensus among all parties interested in the future of the Internet and other new communications media. 

Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values. 

On Guard Online
OnGuardOnline.gov provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you guard against Internet fraud, improve your computer’s security, and protect your personal information. The site is maintained by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).


Resources for Families

Connect Safely
ConnectSafely is a resource for parents, teens, educators and advocates interested in the impact of Web 2.0 social media. ConnectSafely also has a variety of social media safety tips for teens and parents, the latest youth-tech news, and many other resources. ConnectSafely.org is a project of Tech Parenting Group, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. 

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children helps prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation and find missing children. The organization offers NetSmartz411, a first-of-its-kind, online service that answers questions about Internet safety, computers, and the Web. NetSmartz411 is provided at no cost to the public. 

Web Wise Kids
Through state-of–the-art Internet safety computer games (based on real-life scenarios) and Internet safety tips for kids, teens and parents, Web Wise Kids creates a safe, friendly Internet experience. Web Wise Kids is run by a nonprofit organization committed to preventing online child victimization by providing innovative and effective tools to assist youth to stay safe online. 

Last Modified: January 17, 2012