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Protecting Your Privacy

Learn about protecting your personal information from unwanted use.

or . These tips can help you :

  • Read the privacy policies from companies that you interact with. Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms that you fill out. 
  • Find out how organizations protect your information from hackers and .
  • Opt-out from organizations' subscription lists.
  • Create strong passwords for your online accounts. Update your passwords, especially if a company reports a data breach. 
  • Use a VPN when you're on public wifi. VPN encrypts any data you send over a network. 
  • Disable cookies to prevent companies from tracking your online browsing habits.
  • Find out from your state or local consumer agency if your state has laws to protect your privacy. 
 protects your health records. HIPAA:

  • Defines your health information rights
  • Sets rules and limits on who has permission to see your health records.

Protect Your Medical Privacy

Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayTake steps to protect your health privacy:

  • Read the fine print on medical authorization forms. Check for clauses that release your medical information. 
  • Request a copy of your medical records so you know what's in them.
  • Read the privacy policy on health websites, surveys,  and health screenings.

Report Medical Privacy Violations

If a doctor, insurer, or health care provider has violated your HIPAA Rights:

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Last Updated: December 17, 2020