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Gerri Willis Talks About Online Shopping Privacy

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It's hard to ignore all the great deals on the Internet right now. More and more people are getting their holiday shopping done online in the privacy of their own home. But is it as private as we think it is?

Retailers may be collecting more than just dollars when you sign on to their websites.

Gerri Willis from FOX Business Channel's The Willis Report joined the Good Day crew to talk about the pitfalls of online shopping.

Willis warns that you may be giving up your IP address and the websites you've visited. Your information might be given to third parties for marketing purposes.

Even your personal cell phone may not be safe from retailers. By agreeing to the terms, you allow some websites access to your contacts, social media habits, and even your photos. Make sure to read the retailer website privacy agreements if you have any concerns.

Gerri stresses extra caution for children under 13, because their privacy could be compromised.

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