Information Privacy Resources
This is a small list of resources available on the Internet
having to do with information and electronic privacy. This
list was developed in response to requests for information
from Jeanne Porter's communications class at DePaul University,
for the fall 1996 quarter.
The links below take you to the two major credit reporting
agencies in the United States: Equifax and TRW.
Both sites provide you with instructions for requesting a copy of your
credit report. Note that neither site allows you to make an electronic
request of your credit report, nor will they deliver your report
- TRW. Follow the links for Consumer
Credit Information. When you get to the Experian Credit Services page,
scroll down to the list of Commonly Asked Questions. The fourth question
links to instructions for requesting your credit report.
- Equifax. Click the Consumer Center
button to see consumer services. The top item on the subsequent page
tells you how to get a copy of your credit report.
To get information on issues in electronic privacy, including
tips for getting your name off of electronic and direct-mail
mailing lists, visit the below sites.
- Electronic Freedom Frontier
Founded by Mitch Kapor, co-inventor of Lotus 1-2-3 and one of the
primary people responsible for the success of personal computers,
the EFF keeps track of federal and state legislation dealing
with the use of personal information and electronic privcay,
and provides great links to other privacy sites.
- The Electronic Privacy Information
Center This site is also a political watchdog, made up of several
smaller coalitions with very specific interests.
- Privacy and American Business
This site contains many links to many resources dealing with technological
and ethical privacy issues in the business world. There is a lot of
interesting stuff here.