You have a right to know what personal information is being collected about you by organizations and individuals, how the information is relevant to the service being requested, how this information will be used, and the consequences of releasing the information. There is a lack of awareness about how our personal information are being collected, shared and used in the digital society. The best way to protect your privacy is not to release your personal information but this is impossible. However, you can minimize your exposure by following these tips.
Top tips for maintaining your privacy- Control your privacy settings on all your devices and accounts. Limit all privacy settings to a level which is acceptable to you.
- Review permissions for mobile apps and browser extensions. As a rule, only give app and services the permissions they need to function.
- Limit the personal information you share online. Be careful of details and information you share on social media and think about how it can be used against you.
- Turn on private browsing mode or use anonymous search engines which does not collect or share your search history or clicks and can also block ad trackers on websites you visit.
- Encrypt your personal data and use messaging apps with end-to-end encryption.
- Use strong and unique passwords for all your online accounts and enable multifactor authentication for all your accounts whenever possible.
- When using a public Wi-Fi connection, use a virtual private network (VPN). A VPN encrypts your internet connection to secure it and protect your privacy.
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