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 www.privacyrights.org.

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
www.aclu.org

Center for Democracy & Technology
www.cdt.org

Center for Digital Democracy
Democraticmedia.org

Center for National Security Studies
www.cnss.org

Consumer Watchdog
Consumerwatchdog.org

Electronic Privacy Information Center
www.epic.org

Electronic Frontier Foundation
www.eff.org

First Amendment Center
www.firstamendmentcenter.org

Patient Privacy Rights
Patientprivacyrights.org

Privacy International
www.privacyinternational.org

Statewatch
www.statewatch.org

Tech Freedom
http://techfreedom.org