The PRC is a non-profit, consumer advocacy and education organization established in 1992 to:
- Raise consumers’ awareness of how technology affects personal privacy.
- Provide practical tips on privacy protection.
- Respond to specific privacy-related complaints from consumers, and when appropriate, intercede on their behalf.
- Advocate for consumers’ privacy rights in local, state, and federal public policy proceedings, including legislative testimony, regulatory agency hearings, task forces, and study commissions.
The PRC has done some outstanding work in the past and I’ve written about them before but they’ve always been hampered by the fact that most consumers suffer in silence. When they don’t get data about privacy abuses, they can’t act to fix them.
The new online form should make it easier for customers to report infractions, bad corporate policies and other privacy problems. If you have a privacy concern, please don’t hesitate to report it and please give the PRC permission to include your complaint in their reports to the media and/or to the Federal Trade Commission.