Direct, online, and social media marketing include a mix of useful tools that help marketers engage with targeted consumers in a way that is personalized and is designed to drive the audience to follow through on the desired marketing action. With the explosion in internet and mobile device usage coupled with advancements in digital technology, online marketing tools have been developed to help marketers meet consumers in the digital space. These tools are capable of connecting online marketers to carefully targeted individuals. With the development of these tools come ethical issues related to privacy. As consumer concern for privacy protection grows, companies will need to adapt their privacy policies to be more transparent about how they use consumer data.