Privacy piracy

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Privacy Piracy is a term used in relation to identity theft and/or protection of personal information. The phrase has been used in several different ways and contexts, including:

  • A description of what corporations can legally do with your personal data while keeping within their privacy policies.[1]
  • The name of a weekly show by Mari Frank on the Irvine, California college radio station KUCI.[2]
  • The title of a booklet on identity theft by Mari Frank and Beth Givens.[3][4]
  • A term used by advertising company Phorm to refer to pro-privacy campaigners.[5]


  1. ^ Holtzman, David (2006-07-24). "The Privacy Pirates". BusinessWeek. Retrieved 2009-04-30. 
  2. ^ Overley, Jeff (2006-11-11). "Thieves rip off hundreds at pumps". OC Register. Retrieved 2009-04-30. 
  3. ^ Bigelow, Bruce (2006-08-01). "Her Passion is Privacy: Public interest group founder helps consumers deal with information age's dark side". Sign on San Diego. Retrieved 2009-04-30. 
  4. ^ Frank, Mari; Givens, Beth (1999). Privacy Piracy: A Guide to Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft. ASIN B0006RBAX8. 
  5. ^ Neate, Rupert (2009-04-28). "Phorm chief labels critics 'serial agitators'". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-04-30. 

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