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Hotline Tip: How Can I Better Protect My Signers' Privacy?

I use a journal to record all of my notarial acts, and I Privacy Guard always have my borrowers sign next to their entry. I tried using a piece of paper to cover prior entries, but I’m still worried that signers might be able to see, and maybe even memorize, the private information of previous signers. How can I better protect this private information? - J.A., Warrenton, VA

It is a Notary’s responsibilities to protect the private information of their signers. In order to do so, the NNA recommends using the Notary Privacy Guard, which is now offered through the NNA website. The easy-to-use guard is specially designed to cover previous journal entries, thereby hiding the private information of other signers.

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Quiz: The Many Types Of Notarial Acts

Notaries perform many different duties for the public — and it’s easy to lose track of the different acts and what states they’re authorized in. Test your familiarity with common — and uncommon — notarial acts.

(A link to the correct answers is provided at the end of the quiz.)

Confronted with a tricky notarization? Unsure how to proceed? NNA members have unlimited access to our expertly trained Hotline counselors to help you with all of your notarial questions.

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