12 Days to a Safe Christmas: Prevent Holiday Identity Theft
If I could give the world a gift this holiday season, it would be to make the world a safer place to trust. You deserve to know whether or not you can trust the politicians you elect, the advice you receive from your doctor and whether or not you can entrust your privacy to the websites and businesses you use every day.
Identity theft, cyber stalking, and “big data” surveillance—these byproducts of the information economy make it hard to rest easy. Every day in the news we hear about another scam, another breach of corporate data that victimizes more than 11 million Americans a year. But you don’t have to be a statistic!
Solution: Give yourself a gift by paying attention to prevention.
- Adopt a preventative mindset and exercise before the information heart attack.
- Re-accumulate privacy over time, changing habits one step at a time to regain what you’ve given away.
- Make data privacy an attitude rather than a one-time checklist. Share with care, and only when totally necessary.
Over the next several weeks, Sileo.com will share 11 more tips on protecting your identity, your privacy and your hard-earned money during the holiday season. The 12 Days of Christmas will help you re-accumulate your privacy in time to be safe for whichever holiday you celebrate. Check back every few days for the next tip, or subscribe to the Sileo.com RSS feed.
In the mean time, happy shopping… and don’t stand under any pear trees (you can never trust those partridges)! On the second day of Christmas…
John Sileo helps businesses defend against data exposure by speaking at conferences looking for highly relevant content delivered with humorous audience interaction. See video clips of John on stage and in the media.