February 15, 2002
In keeping with the theme for this year's National Consumer Protection Week -"Consumer Confidential: The Privacy Story"-several federal agencies, including the four banking agencies, have issued a new privacy guide for consumers. The guide, "Privacy Choices for Your Personal Financial Information," is designed to help consumers understand their options under the privacy provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.
Single printed copies of the brochure are available free of charge from the agencies that developed the brochure: the Fed, FDIC, OCC and OTS as well as the CFTC, FTC, NCUA, and SEC. The brochure can also be printed from the agencies' Web sites (for example, www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/privacy).