Privacy Awareness

Blog Author: Aaron Smith | May 21st, 2015

PrivacyMatters@AnyAge

Your online privacy is always important no matter who you are. Follow these simple tips to stay safe online:

PRIVACY SETTINGS: Set privacy and security settings on websites to limit who you share information with, especially when using social media.

LOCATION SETTINGS: Do you want your location known? If not, turn it off in your privacy settings and delete apps that won’t work without your location settings activated.

WHEN IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT: If you don’t know who the email is from, don’t open the attachments, click on links or reply to messages. If it looks suspicious, it probably is.

BE AWARE WHEN SHOPPING ONLINE. Use one credit card or a secure payment option (e.g. PayPal) for purchases. Look for the symbol and a website address with “https://”. This means the site is more secure.

MAKE PASSWORDS LONG AND STRONG: Combine capital and lowercase letters with numbers and symbols to create a more secure password. Don’t automatically select the “remember my password” option.

THINK BEFORE YOU TAG: Ask before you tag or post pictures of friends or family on social media.

NEED HELP WITH YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS? Read our fact sheet online: http://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/what-do-your-privacy-settings-say-about-you

For more information contact the Information and Privacy

Commission on 1800 472 679 or visit www.ipc.nsw.gov.au

Original – http://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/privacy-awareness-week-2015

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