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Technology and privacy

The constant and accelerating pace of technological change is having a profound impact on privacy protection. It is critical for organizations to consider privacy issues before launching new products or services that involve the collection of personal information. Individuals should also consider privacy issues before using new technologies.

On this page you can access topics and information related to technology and privacy.

Digital devices

Explore information and advice for individuals about protecting personal information on mobile phones, tablets, computers and wearable devices.

Mobile devices and apps

Find guidance for businesses related to mobile device use in the workplace, as well as about privacy and mobile app development.

Online privacy

Access information on issues related to privacy on the Internet, including cloud computing, social networking and spam.

Electronic and digital payments and privacy

Learn about how electronic and digital payments work and associated privacy issues, and find related tips for protecting personal information.

Digital Rights Management and Technical Protection Measures

Learn about digital rights management and related security and privacy issues.


Find information about cookies, the privacy challenges they present and what individuals can do about them.

Privacy and the Internet of Things

Information for individuals on how internet connected household devices can affect their personal privacy.

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology

Learn about privacy issues related to RFID technology.

Faxing personal information

Learn how to reduce the risks associated with transmitting personal information by fax.

The Risks of Metadata

Learn about the privacy risks associated with metadata and find suggestions on how you can minimize the risks.

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