Start by reading the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse’s series of excellent and practical fact sheets, at www.privacyrights.org.
They cover such topics as monitoring your credit reports, protecting personal information on your smart phone, understanding how information is revealed on line and how online data brokers work, safeguarding financial privacy and avoiding identify theft.
Other organizations offer up-to-date information on issues pertaining to privacy and information technology. Here are just a few. Check these out and bookmark your favorites!
American Civil Liberties Union
Center for Democracy & Technology
Center for Digital Democracy
Center for National Security Studies
Electronic Privacy Information Center
Electronic Frontier Foundation
First Amendment Center
Patient Privacy Rights