Notary Bulletin

National Notary Association Now Offers Notary Privacy Guard®

Notarial Tool Is Designed To Protect Consumers’ Private Information

LOS ANGELES, October 25, 2011 -- The National Notary Association, the leader in best practices, training, and advocacy for the nation’s 4.8 million Notaries, is now offering as part of its notarial supplies the Notary Privacy Guard®, an easy-to-use tool designed to help Notaries comply with industry privacy regulations and protect consumers from identity theft.

Invented by a Notary, the Notary Privacy Guard® was specifically designed to help Notaries protect the private identifying records of signers contained in their sequential journal. The device, while simple to use, acts as a deterrent to identity theft and fraud by concealing those records when a signer is entering his or her signature into the journal.

“With some of our nation’s most sensitive documents passing through the hands of over 4.8 million Notaries, it’s crucial they have tools that enable them to protect their consumers’ privacy,” said the NNA’s Director of External Communications Michael Robinson. “The NNA is pleased to offer a notarial supply that helps protect both the Notary and consumers from fraud and identity theft.”

The Notary Privacy Guard® helps Notaries ensure compliance with federal privacy regulations within several professional industries, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in the healthcare industry, and the Red Flags Rule and Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA) within the financial industry.

Find out more about Notary Privacy Guard®on the NNA’s Web site.

About the National Notary Association
Established in 1957, the National Notary Association (NNA) is the leading professional authority on the American Notary and is dedicated to educating, serving, and advocating for the nation’s 4.8 million Notaries. The NNA imparts comprehensive notarial knowledge and understanding, promotes a positive public perception of the Notary office, and bolsters consumer protection by promoting best practices. The Association’s accredited professional programs, services, and model legislation help Notaries advance their careers and serve the American public with the highest level of professionalism and ethics. To learn more, visit us at NationalNotary.org.

About the Notary Privacy Guard®
The Notary Privacy Guard® was invented by Sandra S. St. Claire and is protected by U.S. Patent No. 7,946,552.

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