PRIVACY AND IDENTITY THEFT
Privacy and cybersecurity are often thought of as the same thing. While there are definitely similarities, both privacy and cybersecurity are equally important. In the online world, we are usually discussing information privacy, which is generally thought of as the right to have some control over how your personal information is collected, shared, and used.
When privacy is not a priority, for businesses and consumers alike, it can lead to the unwanted exposure of information. Sometimes this information can be used to commit identity theft. Because of this, the ITRC strives to educate victims and inform consumers about the necessity to protect personal information. Below you will find information on how you can protect your privacy and your personal information.
Fact Sheet 103: Online Shopping
Fact Sheet 138: Social Networking and Identity Theft
Fact Sheet 142: Protecting Your Computer from WiFi Danger
Fact Sheet 144: Smartphone Safety
Fact Sheet 146: Smartphone Privacy and Security