Practice good information security hygiene

How do you protect your privacy and reclaim control of your personal data?

Posted in Practical Threats. More ways to protect yourself

Start by reading the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse’s series of excellent and practical fact sheets, at

They cover such topics as monitoring your credit reports, protecting personal information on your smart phone, understanding how information is revealed on line and how online data brokers work, safeguarding financial privacy and avoiding identify theft.

Other organizations offer up-to-date information on issues pertaining to privacy and information technology. Here are just a few. Check these out and bookmark your favorites!

American Civil Liberties Union

Center for Democracy & Technology

Center for Digital Democracy

Center for National Security Studies

Consumer Watchdog

Electronic Privacy Information Center

Electronic Frontier Foundation

First Amendment Center

Patient Privacy Rights

Privacy International


Tech Freedom