Protection of Privacy
Data Privacy Day 2016
Text Alternative for Infographic 10 Privacy Tips for Individuals
10 Privacy Tips For Individuals(text only)
In an effort to highlight the importance of valuing and protecting
personal information, here are some tips to help you protect your
- Don’t Give Too Much Information. No online store needs your Social
Insurance Number or your birthday. When possible, give the least amount
- Strong and Long Passwords. Combine capital and lowercase letters
with numbers and symbols for a more secure password.
- Banks – Be Aware. Financial institutions do not request personal
information from customers by unsolicited email, text or telephone
- Automate Software Updates. Many software programs will automatically
connect and update. Turn on automatic updates if possible.
- Check Security Settings. Look at the privacy, security and advanced
preferences on your browser to see what information it is storing
- Protect your Money. When banking and shopping, check site to ensure
security is enabled. Web addresses with “https://” or “shttp://” means
the site takes extra measures to secure your information.
- Checking In. Frequent check-ins online can put your privacy and
safety at risk.
- When in Doubt, Don’t Respond. If an email requires you to act
immediately, offers something too good to be true, or asks for your
personal information, be wary.
- Monitor your Accounts. Regularly monitor your account activity.
Notify companies involved immediately if you notice suspicious activity.
- Wi-Fi hotspots. Wireless networks and hotspots are not secure. Limit
what you do on public Wi-Fi and avoid logging into your email or bank.
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