Protect Your Privacy
Many websites, like e-shopping sites, Internet
community sites, and social networking sites collect
your personal information. It is easy to give
away too much personal information online without
really meaning to. Check a site's privacy statement
and how they use
your personal information and how they handle
your account and password.
- Learn how to use the site and take careful
note of the privacy statement for the site.
Use the privacy features on the site to restrict
others from accessing your profile.
- Be wary of saying anything or publishing any
identifying information about yourself that
may cause you embarrassment later, such as your
full name, and street address
- Do not let others put pressure on you. What
other people are doing on these sites does not
mean that you have to do the same thing.
- Use a separate email account to register and
receive email from the site. If you want to
stop the communication with the site, you can
simply stop using that email account.
to learn about the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) has issued a booklet named "Protecting Privacy – Using Computers and the Internet Wisely" to raise awareness about the privacy risks on the Internet. The book gives you guidance on how to protect your privacy by suggesting a number of precautions that can be taken.