Top Ten Opt Outs

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Sunday, May 17th, 2009

The phone rings: another telemarketer. Check your snail-mail box: another credit card offer. Check your e-mail box: another mountain of spam. When will it ever end?!??

Unfortunately, the flow of junk mail/calls/spam is unlikely to ever completely stop, but that doesn't mean you can't do something to cut down the influx. In this article the non-profit World Privacy Forum offers their wisdom on the ten most effective routes you can take to reduce these unwanted intrusions into your life. Some are obvious and direct (the national Do Not Call Registry) while others are pretty oblique (FERPA), but all represent steps toward gaining more control over your time and information.