Consumers need to protect their personal information on the cloud, including social security numbers, financial information, and credit card numbers, according to a new consumer privacy complaint.
The complaint was filed with the Federal Trade Commission by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protections Bureau, and the U-T Group, the largest consumer data protection firm in the U, according a press release.
In the complaint, which was first reported by The Wall Street Journal, the consumer group notes that while the consumer has the right to use data in the form of text messages, emails, or other communications, the FTC has found that data protected by the consumer’s consent is also protected by law.
Specifically, the complaint says, consumer consent “allows the company to use, transfer, and share the consumer information in a way that makes the information personal information.”
In other words, the law says that you can’t make the personal information personal without the consumer consent.
For instance, consumers can’t use credit cards and other forms of payments to make purchases from retailers or other businesses without first receiving permission from the retailer’s payment processor, according the complaint.
If a consumer receives a bill, the credit card company can’t pass the information to the retailer or business without the consent of the consumer, it says.
The FTC also argues that companies are required to protect consumers’ personal information by making it easy for them to share their personal data with third parties, including third-party service providers.
For example, it’s common for retailers to share consumer information with third-parties, including online service providers, in order to provide better services to consumers, such as shopping experiences or offers, according this complaint.
It’s also possible for retailers and other service providers to share customer information with each other, such that some third- party companies may be able to access your information without your permission.
In some cases, the company’s data collection and use is limited by your opt-out or opt-in setting.
This can include the fact that you have to choose to turn on opt-outs for certain data collection methods, according.
For these reasons, the report says, consumers should make sure they understand how their personal details are shared.
For example, consumers have the right not to be tracked or surveilled by companies, such, the information you give to third parties.
Additionally, the group says, you should always be aware that your personal information can be shared with third party companies without your consent.
It’s also important to be aware of third-person reports of your personal data, such a Facebook account or other websites, according, which is why consumers should always ask their social media accounts to be blocked.
Additionally for the privacy and security of personal information, consumers are encouraged to read the terms and conditions of services they receive from a provider, including any data collection that occurs through those services, the agency says.