Online privacy means sharing only as much personal information as you want.
Many websites, especially social networking sites like Facebook and Google+ will collect as much information about you as possible.
The Information Security Office recommends that you take these four steps to increase your online privacy:
- Check your privacy settings on social networking sites. Sometimes the default settings allow too much information to be shared.
- Be conscious of what you're sharing. You should only share stuff online that you want the entire world to see.
- Be wary of installing web browser toolbars. Many of these toolbars track your web browsing to target advertising
- Modern cameras (such as those on the iPhone) will include lots of data with the photos taken. These can include GPS coordinates, and your camera’s make and model. Change the camera settings or remove the information to increase your privacy.
Please contact the Information Security Office for more information about online privacy.