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Online Privacy and Security Toolkit: Home
A guide to developing good privacy and security practices online. Adapted from UW-Bothell, Nicole Gustavsen and Myra Waddell.
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:
Basics of staying safe online, including some simple tips everyone should follow, guides to secure different types and brands of devices, and what to do if you find you've been hacked or your identity has been stolen
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.
The American Civil Liberties Union outlines your legal rights in the United States as a student (and, depending on your age, as a minor) to privacy. These rights apply to you regardless of your citizenship status. This guide covers many school-specific situations in which privacy is involved.
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