Privacy Mindfulness

Personal information, particularly health care information, is being exposed in more places, through more “things” and to more people every day, which is creating new risks for people, businesses, health care organizations, governments and society as a whole. People all around the world are more concerned than ever about their privacy and the security of the personal information they share with others, with good reason.

The coming of age of privacy awareness is imminent.  The question for today is “will you express your opinion and take action?”

Source: Blogs | StaySafeOnline.org

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Privacy Experts Say Your Phone Number Is As Sensitive As Your SSN

“Cellphones, for many are life lines. They hold pictures, contacts, schedules, some even act as a mobile wallet.

“A telephone number is not considered Personally Identifiable Information under the law, so technically there’s not a legal obligation to protect that information.”

Companies use your cellphone to track your spending habits and also use it as your mobile identity. But this information in the wrong hands can lead to identity theft just as easily as your social security number.”

Source: Privacy Experts Say Your Phone Number Is As Sensitive As Your SSN

Thanks to CBS