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Monday, September 15, 2008


I ran into a couple of things recently that deserve mention for readers with an urgent interest in protecting their privacy. The first is Grant Hall’s E-book, Privacy Crisis: Identity Theft Prevention Plan and Guide to Anonymous Living, 390 pages packed with a concept so different than most of today’s privacy advocates that it demands recognition. He asks the basic question of why we should have to give up all of our sensitive data just to survive at the existence level in the present-day financial world. That’s true! In order to conduct any business that requires a payment for merchandise or services, if you don’t have the cash in hand, you must reveal the family history to obtain credit. But Grant says there is a way to solve this problem by using cash, and he shows you how this can be done. I suggest you go to the link above and check out Privacy Crisis to see if this approach is for you. And look for an article soon by Grant Hall on this blog: Bank of “Arrogance” and the Privacy Crisis.

The second is a recent post, The Ultimate Guide to Internet Privacy Law: 100 Must-Read Resources, rich with information broken down into guides and articles designed to protect your online privacy. They are the latest privacy scams and security breaches from the news and blogs, authoritative information on online privacy law from academic and research sources, privacy rights organizations, government resources, and some great information for kids and teens. They were even kind enough to include The Dunning Letter in this group. I know about many of these sites, and can see that the collection was put together with some thought. Check out their site, and you can even leave comments if you have ideas on this subject.

We will probably never have enough available advice for protecting our privacy, since the trend in identity breaches just keeps on rising each year, and shows no real signs of receding. So my advice is to make the best of whatever you can find that is legitimate and authoritative.

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