Tuesday, May 9, 2017

US-CERT Alert: Security Tip (ST04-013) Protecting Your Privacy

Privacy Week follow up from US-CERT:

Security Tip (ST04-013) Protecting Your Privacy

How do you know if your privacy is being protected?
  • Privacy policy – Before submitting your name, email address, or other personal information on a website, look for the site's privacy policy. This policy should state how the information will be used and whether or not the information will be distributed to other organizations. Companies sometimes share information with partner vendors who offer related products or may offer options to subscribe to particular mailing lists. Look for indications that you are being added to mailing lists by default—failing to deselect those options may lead to unwanted spam. If you cannot find a privacy policy on a website, consider contacting the company to inquire about the policy before you submit personal information, or find an alternate site. Privacy policies sometimes change, so you may want to review them periodically.

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