The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) works year round on consumer privacy issues. Each year, there is one week dedicated to privacy awareness — and this year, that’s this week (May 8 to 12).

This year, the FTC has picked the theme of “Share with Care” and has listed numerous resources on its website (www.ftc.gov). Consumers should take advantage of the concrete, very useful information posted by the FTC as it includes ways to safeguard online personal and financial information.

Consumers also need to be aware year around to protect their personal information. Having one week a year that is specifically focused on key and emerging privacy issues is a helpful reminder for consumers.