Why is it important not to post personal information?
Individuals who have accessed your personal data can retrieve your login information for various websites or commit cyber crimes such as tax fraud, all while posing as you. Identity theft is the type of crime that can have long-lasting repercussions for both your digital privacy and your online reputation.
Sharing sensitive information such as your address, phone number, family members’ names, car information, passwords, work history, credit status, social security numbers, birth date, school names, passport information, driver’s license numbers, insurance policy numbers, loan numbers, credit/ debit card numbers, PIN …
Top Five Things to Not Share Online
- Confidential information about your identity – This includes your address, phone number, social security number, and birth date. …
- Financial information – Keep bank account numbers, loans and credit card information close to the chest.
When you publish information about someone without permission, you potentially expose yourself to legal liability even if your portrayal is factually accurate. … You commit this kind of invasion of privacy by publishing private facts about an individual, the publication of which would be offensive to a reasonable person.
Information that can be shared online:
- Youtube videos reviewing products.
- An audio recording of your online videos and put them on your website or blog.
- Slide share presentations.
- Text format of your video blog posts.
Full names are powerful. … To protect your full legal name, don’t tell people your middle name or your true first name if you use a nickname. Limit the number of people who know your full name to those who really do need to know it — and don’t put a picture of your driver’s license or passport online.
Some sites have age restrictions, so you might be tempted to lie about your age. It’s safer to tell the truth and avoid those sites until you’re older. Guard your passwords. If someone can sign in as you, you have no control over what they do or say.
What should you never post online?
Never post personal information, including your Social Security number (not even the last four digits), birthday, place of birth, home address, phone numbers, or personal account information. Any of these can be used to open bank or credit card accounts – or even loans – in your name.
Sharing your address, phone number, birthday and other personal information can mean you are at a greater risk of identity theft, stalking and harassment. … Cybercriminals can piece together your identity from information that is publicly available about you, so think about what information you are sharing online.
What personal information should I keep private?
Keep personal information (such as your hometown, birth date with year and phone number) off social networks. Don’t send any sensitive information when connecting over public Wi-Fi (e.g. don’t do banking or shop online) Use private browsing mode on your Internet browser or at least turn off your browser cookies.