By now, you are probably well aware of the need to password protect your accounts and devices. Most now require password protection, though it wasn’t always that way. However, despite the constant admonition to use a “strong” password and to follow certain guidelines, many people still fail to do so.
I am often asked "How can I protect my privacy?" I teach a whole class on this at UVM. This is the comprehensive list of all the ways you could protect your privacy. Some of these might require more information, and I will be adding additional resources in the days to come.
How you protect your privacy is up to you, and you might not want to do all of these things. Items in bold are things that everyone should do, the others depend on how far you want to go with your privacy.
Ryan Kriger is an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Vermont. He writes on privacy and data security and teaches about privacy, consumer protection and policy at the University of Vermont.
These materials are my personal work product developed as a university lecturer and do not reflect the policies or priorities of the Vermont Attorney General. These materials do not constitute legal advice.