A privacy attorney helps protect your right to keep personal information private. Privacy laws like HIPAA limit how much personal information the government or a company can collect about you, as well as how they collect it. For example, privacy laws protect you against the misuse of your social security information, medical records, or credit history. Concern about Internet privacy has also grown in recent years with the increase in computer fraud and identity theft. If you are concerned that your privacy has been invaded, or if you are accused of invading someone else's privacy, a privacy law attorney can help you understand your options and decide what actions to take.