Series 4: Media

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Series 4: Media


  • 1992-2009 (Creation)


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General note


  • PRC history and bio of founder, now executive director emeritus Beth Givens
  • Funding sources, 2011-April 2018; cy PRCs class action settlements, PRC's main source of funding.
  • 2 annual reports from first 2 years; no more annual reports were written.
  • Set of Fact Sheets (paper) from 1992 through 1998, in English and Spanish.
  • California merchant info-gathering law - what a retailer can require/request when you pay with check & by credit card. Wallet card for shoppers, large bright yellow info card for merchants
  • Fact Sheet order forms, 1992-2000, showing increase in number of guides.
  • Privacy Rights Handbook, by Beth Givens (1997).
  • San Diego Union Tribune, privacy supplement featuring PRC Sept. 30,1997.
  • San Diego Reader, cover story on PRC, Sept. 11, 1997.
  • Joint UCAN/PRC educational guides.
  • UCAN/PRC progress reports, 1996-1999.
  • Lifetime movie, "Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story" (2004).
  • Brochures developed by California state legislators, using content from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.
  • "Privacy the Information Age": First major conference on privacy in Calif, Nov. 16, 1992.
  • "Privacy Piracy: A Guide to Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft" by Mari Frank and Beth Givens (1999).
  • Photos of hotline room at Univ. of San Diego Center for Public Interest Law in the early days of the PRC, 1992-1996.
  • Fundraising materials ~1993-1995
  • Misc. flyers and publications, early years.
  • News and Magazine articles, 1992-2009
  • Documents regarding the establishment of Identity Theft Resource Center in 1999 (initially VOICES) by Linda Goldman Foley
  • Google Gmail controversy
  • Privacy Advocates Conference, May 15-16, 2009, hosted by PRC in San Diego.
  • VHS video. PRCsentation by Beth Givens, 1992, to Bagong Bukas, Filipino group
  • 25<emph render='super'>th</emph> Anniversary of Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, Sept. 14, 2017

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