- Before posting online, think about how it might be perceived now and in the future and who might see it.
- Set the privacy and security settings on web services and devices to your own comfort level for information sharing. It’s okay to limit how and with whom you share information.
- Be aware that when you share a post, picture or video online, you may also be revealing information about others. Be thoughtful when and how you share information about others.
- The golden rule applies online, as well.
- Be wary of communications that implore you to act immediately, offer something that sounds too good to be true or ask for personal information.
- Switch on two-step verification or multi-factor authentication wherever ordered to prevent unauthorized access.
“We will only achieve this great progress if we build a safer, more secure and trusted Internet. The respectful use and protection of personal information needs to be a foundational tenet that guides our ongoing development.”Furthermore, to help businesses establish trust among their consumers on how their personal information is collected and used, the nonprofit created several tips in collaboration with civil-society, non-profit, government industry professionals. "Nearly every company is a data company today, and we all have a role to play in accelerating progress and respecting privacy freedoms," said David Hoffman, Director of Security Policy and Global Privacy Officer of Intel.
"The pursuit of both goals must be the defining value of our work. Privacy AND progress, not privacy OR progress. Let Data Privacy Day remind us all to respect privacy and safeguard data."