MCRC will leverage our expertise in working with older adults, our background in privacy protection, and our extensive network of partners across the state to provide trainings across Maryland on Privacy Protection for Older Adults (PPOA) to trainers as well as Maryland older adults. The toolkit will draw on existing consumer protection materials although we will convene several focus groups with older adults to understand their baseline knowledge of online privacy protection. MCRC will develop brochures and factsheets to raise awareness of privacy protections. MCRC will disseminate the information through a Train the Trainers model, our direct service work and dissemination of brochures to our extensive network of partners. Through these methods we will directly reach at least 500 older adults and train others to reach at least 500 more.
Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition
Privacy Protection for Older Adults
Consumer Privacy Rights Fund, 2018
MCRC will prioritize work in counties with the highest level of low-income older adults including Baltimore City, Prince George’s, and Montgomery counties. If we have able, we will then expand our efforts to include Allegany, Caroline, Dorchester, Garrett, Somerset, and Washington counties.