It is important to protect not only your personal information, but your online identity as well. Remember: what you post online can come back to haunt you.
Here are some tips to help you protect your personal information:
- Limit the amount of personal information you post on social media.
- Do not assume that email is private.
- Limit the amount of personal information (such as SIN, credit card numbers, banking information, drivers license number, etc.) you store on your computer. If your computer is lost or stolen this can be valuable information.
- Log off, lock your screen, or use a password-activated screensavers when stepping away from your computer.
Read more IT security tips from our Information Security group.