Protecting Consumer Privacy Online


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When sensitive, online information is shared or stolen, there is a _____.

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1. The federal agency that oversees consumer protection of privacy and deceptive or unfair business practices is the _____.

2. Susan would like to buy a car but must take out a loan to close the deal. Which Act will protect her right to privacy in this area?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The online privacy of consumers is a serious topic for discussion in the modern world, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge on this topic, as well as better understand the intricacies of consumer privacy on the internet. The practice questions on the quiz will test you on data breaches, federal agencies relevant to the topic of consumer privacy, and federal laws relevant to online consumer privacy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Term for sensitive information being viewed or stolen
  • Federal agency overseeing consumer protection of privacy
  • Act that covers consumers' financial privacy regarding financial loans
  • Ways businesses are trying to handle consumer privacy issues
  • Legal document relating to the way companies gather, use, or disclose customer data

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on consumer online privacy from the related lesson on this topic
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main ideas, such as the federal agencies and laws relevant to consumer online privacy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about ways businesses try to handle consumer privacy

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled Protecting Consumer Privacy Online. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss data breaches
  • Describe the government's role in protecting consumer online privacy
  • Determine the purpose of the FTC and other federal agencies
  • Relate federal laws that are relevant to online consumer privacy
  • Explain business initiatives for consumer privacy