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How to Keep Your Personal Information Private

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Protecting your information online can help to reduce the risk of identity theft and other cybercrimes.

HOW TO KEEP YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION PRIVATE

While the internet has brought almost unlimited access to information at our fingertips, it’s also opened up the potential for people to have their personal information stolen.

 

Protecting your information online can help to reduce the risk of identity theft and other cybercrimes.

 

Leelou suggests the following tips to keep your personal information private:

 

  • Be alert to impersonators and fake accounts.

 

  • Don’t give out personal information online, through the mail or online unless you’ve initiated the contact or personally know the contact.

 

  • Wipe personal devices, like cell phones and computers, clean of personal information before trading them in, selling or disposing of the devices.

 

  • Use encryption software while online that will scramble your information.

 

  • Use strong passwords on your devices and any online accounts. Try to be creative and use a mixture of numbers and letters. Do not share your passwords.

 

  • Don’t overshare on social media. Online thieves can use that information to challenge security questions and get access to your accounts and personal information.

 

  • Don’t post your full name, Social Security number, address or phone number on publicly accessible websites.

 

  • Be careful about using public wireless networks while sending personal information over the internet. Use a secure wireless network instead, which will help keep your information safe.

 

  • Read privacy policies. While often long, the policies reveal how the website or app maintains accuracy, access, security, and control of the personal information collected.

 

  • Don’t open emails, click on links or download items sent by strangers.

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Jerry Farsoun

Jerry Farsoun, a social entrepreneur who for more than a decade has been championing the personal safety space using technology.

In 2008 he set the world aviation record for the longest solo and unassisted ultralight flight in a powerchute around mainland Australia. This was to help reduce the stigma and raise awareness of depression with an emphasis on suicide prevention.

He spent the near decade researching technology to help people who felt vulnerable and in 2015, began developing a platform that helped anyone who was in need and may not be in a postion to put a call out for help.

He was nominated for Australian of the Year in 2017 and his company was a finalist in Business of the Decade in 2018.

The personal safety platform is called Leelou launched on the AppStores in 2018 is keeping us safer anywhere, anytime by always being available to provide immediate personal protection so we can enjoy some of the freedoms to live as we choose.

You can learn more about Jerry on his website www.jerryfarsoun.com