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Consumer privacy is becoming increasingly important as advancements in technology are made. Such technological advances sometimes make consumers more vulnerable to fraud. Access to personal information, financial and otherwise, is easier and cheaper than ever. Inevitably, there are those who want to take advantage of this kind of consumer information.
Various entities including businesses, organizations, and even governmental agencies may possess the ability to collect your personal information and share it (oftentimes by selling it) to others, usually for financial gain. Laws have therefore been established on both federal and state levels that essentially serve to safeguard consumers from fraudulent practices.
If you think that your consumer privacy rights have been violated, you may wish to seek the counsel of a qualified consumer fraud attorney who can help you understand your legal rights. Contact us to speak with an attorney who can evaluate your case and explain your options.
Consumer Privacy Rights, Protections, and Laws
All consumers have certain rights and privacy is central to protecting those rights. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission – the agency that deals with all economic issues affecting the American public – cites consumer privacy as crucial to its mission. The FTC is one of many federal agencies that have implemented laws to govern and regulate the way companies and financial institutions collect, use, and secure personal information.
Consumer privacy generally falls under the umbrella of consumer fraud. Victims of consumer fraud have the right to file a lawsuit to recover damages, which may include actual and/or statutory damages, court costs, and attorney fees. In instances where multiple consumers suffered similar violations, a class action consumer fraud lawsuit may be filed.
It is important to note that consumer fraud lawsuits are subject to a statute of limitations, which essentially restrict the time an individual has to file a claim. If you have think your rights to consumer privacy have been violated, it is best to seek the early advice of a qualified attorney.
Individuals who have suffered violations of consumer privacy may also file a complaint with the FTC. While the FTC does not handle individual consumer problems, it does investigate complaints of fraudulent practices, which can lead to enforcement actions.
Please contact us to speak with one of our qualified consumer fraud lawyers to learn more about your consumer privacy rights. Our attorneys are experienced consumer advocates who can evaluate your case and help you understand your options. You have rights and an attorney can help you protect them.