Part of our transparency reporting and being straight-up about privacy is that our members know what - if anything - is going on with their information.
We all love to share the cool stuff that’s going on in our lives - pictures with our mates, our cute pets, a sweet holiday we’ve been on. The truth is though that in doing this, we’re putting a bunch of data online that can be used by attackers.
CERT gives some great tips for being more privacy-centric, and a good approach is to only share personal information online when you know:
- who’s asking for it, and
- why they want it.
All of your data and what you choose to do online creates a digital footprint that generally can’t be undone. Once you’ve let the proverbial internet cat out of the bag, it won’t be too keen to get back in there, so it’s important to be aware of how much of your online self you’re sharing and who you’re sharing it with.
Preventing this risk is easier than trying to undo it. Deal with companies that you trust so you can be confident that you can check up on the information that they hold on you. And before you post your next cute dog photo of family picture, take a moment to double check your privacy settings on your social media accounts.