In an attempt to create a central online directory for privacy complaints against social networks and websites, the University of California-Berkeley has teamed up with a California-based privacy advocacy group to launch a service that allows people to share privacy problems with government agencies, lawyers, or journalists.

The San Diego-based Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC) is one of a handful of nonprofit advocacy groups across the country that monitor online privacy issues, and the group says that’s part of the problem: There is no centralized, easy-to-use place where consumers can file an online...

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    Jeff Festa