Privacy Web sites
CASPIAN (Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion And Numbering): A national group founded in 1999 by Katherine Albrecht to fight supermarket marketing strategies that invade consumer privacy.
Health Privacy Project: Founded in 1997 by a medical research professor at Columbia University, HPP helps healthcare stakeholders support patient privacy with research, policy analysis, Congressional testimony, and media campaigns.
Privacy Activism: A nonprofit, grassroots group founded in 2002 to inform the general public about threats to privacy.
Privacy Coalition: A nonpartisan group of consumer, civil liberties, educational, family, library, labor, and technology organizations formed in 2001 to support privacy in American life. Members include the National Rifle Association, the American Library Association, and the Consumer Federation of America.
Privacy Foundation: Based at the University of Denver, in Colorado, the foundation presents research on international and domestic privacy issues on its Web site and hosts public seminars on privacy.
Privacy Journal: Founded in 1974 by Robert Ellis Smith, the journal touts itself as the “longest-running, most engaging publication on personal privacy.” Privacy Journal is published in Providence, Rhode Island, and is subscription based.
Patient Privacy Rights Foundation: Founded by psychiatrist Deborah Peel, the Texas-based foundation works to preserve medical privacy through advocacy, research, and legal action.
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse: Based in San Diego, California, the nonprofit Clearinghouse was founded in 1992. It provides research on threats to consumer privacy, advocates at the local and federal level for consumers, and fields consumer complaints.
Spychips.Com: A Web site founded by RFID and consumer privacy experts Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre, spychips.com focuses on research on RFID (radio frequency identification technology) chips and advocacy against them. The Web site includes photos of various types of RFID chips and a list of product-makers and companies who may use them.
World Privacy Forum: A nonprofit, non-partisan group based in Encinitas, California, dedicated to researching technology’s effect on privacy. WPF was founded by privacy expert and author Pam Dixon in 2002.