GUARD ONLINE FAMILY PRIVACY: TOP 3 CONSIDERATIONS
Guarding online family privacy is super important in today’s age. When my family decided to organize a reunion we wanted a way to communicate information and get feedback, so we turned to … you guessed it, online tools and social media. Little did we know that there were so many decisions to make (from a security standpoint) to help protect our family and balance information sharing without exposing them to privacy risk. It was so overwhelming!
A lot of research later, it all boiled down to three key decisions that drive the social media application you use.
Top 3 Considerations For Online Family Privacy
ONE: WHAT TYPE OF INFORMATION YOU PLAN TO USE?The type and nature of the information that you want to share are of top importance. Is it for details of upcoming events, details about individuals, or historical in nature such as stories from your grandparent’s childhood. This information drives the tools and application choice. In the ever-changing online environment, it is hard to know what information to protect. Did you know that information is classified in two ways? Information is either direct and indirect.
- Direct Information-Specifically tied to an individual. Examples: name, address, phone number, email, or social security number.
- Indirect information-Items such as gender, race, date of birth, geographic indicator.
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