Privacy Rights

Dear South Dakotans,

Thank you for your interest in our handbook designed to assist you in protecting your privacy. Unfortunately your personal privacy is lost, unknowingly forfeited, purchased or stolen every day. This includes more than your name, address and social security number. It includes other things such as your shopping habits, driving record, medical diagnoses, credit score and much more. It can happen in every day situations like donating to a charity, visiting the doctor’s office, surfing the internet, joining an organization, or paying your mortgage. The right to privacy is oftentimes taken for granted. But for anyone who has been the victim of identity theft, this lost privacy can mean financial loss as well as months or years of dealing with loss of credit, calls from harassing debt collectors, police, credit bureaus, businesses and government agencies.

As Attorney General of South Dakota, I believe it imperative for our citizens to take whatever steps available in  protecting their personal and financial privacy. This handbook was developed to educate and assist you in taking these steps.

I hope you find the information in this book useful. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact my office by calling 1-800-300-1986.

Click Here to view our Privacy Rights handbook

Very truly yours,


Marty Jackley, Attorney General