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Just how private is your personal information?

The Financial Modernization Act (also called Gramm-Leach-Bliley, or GLB, after the chief sponsors), was supposed to help consumers understand how their banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions handle personal information and give them some control over its use. Each institution was required to notify its customers about its privacy policy and consumers’ rights by July 1, 2001.

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Stop calling me! Remove your name from marketing lists

Are you inundated with junk mail? There are ways consumers can remove their names from marketing lists - and avoid getting on them in the first place.

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