Online and Wireless Privacy

As Canadians embrace social networks and other online technologies, they are sharing increasing amounts of personal information over the Internet.

Even with the toughest privacy settings, your online activities are never entirely private. Your clicks and website visits leave data trails. Over time, these coalesce into a highly informative digital shadow that reveals a lot about who you are, what you do, and what you like and dislike.

And that’s valuable information. Businesses may use it to tailor ads to your interests or preferences. In extreme cases, criminals can find sophisticated ways to trick you into providing your financial and other sensitive personal information online to defraud you.

In other words, you may go online to network with friends. But, in the online world, you may not always be among friends.

Learn more about privacy! We encourage you to explore this site and our other Popular Topics for more information, helpful tips and ideas.

Over the past 20 years, advances in information and communications technologies have made it exponentially cheaper and faster to collect, create, share, process and store information.

– Commissioner
2003-2013

What can YOU do to protect your online rep?

The video below provides you with tips and advice on what to consider when you are posting information online.

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