Data breaches, privacy violations, and hacks are a part of our reality. As our lives are increasingly lived more fully online, and as technology advances at a dizzying pace, it is imperative that we understand how to protect ourselves, our data, and our reputations online.
This guide will provide sound information and concrete steps you can take to protect and control your online identity:
Privacy is essential to the exercise of free speech, free thought, and free association. The courts have established a First Amendment right to receive information in a publicly funded library system like JMU's. In a library, the right to privacy is the right to open inquiry without having the subject of one's interests put them at risk for harm.