You should be thinking about what sort of information you’re sharing online, and with the apps on your phone. State consumer protection director Mike Domke says anything you share with a company or application is liable to be leaked, sooner or later.
Your private information may not be as safe as you think. Today on #DataPrivacyDay, review your social media profiles, browser cookies, and app permissions to protect yourself from prying eyes, and think twice before sharing personal information online or with others. pic.twitter.com/hRaqiVICjZ
— Wisconsin DATCP (@widatcp) January 28, 2023
Be sure you’re not sharing social media posts with people who shouldn’t be seeing them and consider limiting your sharing to friends and family.
Another good tip is to make a throwaway email account to use when you sign up for websites or loyalty programs and to only use your main email account for things you need to keep safe.