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Everyday we all read and hear stories about people who have done serious damage to themselves, to their future, or to others online. It’s almost impossible to keep track of these daily horror stories.

This avalanche of negative press we see, are the result of people doing what people have always done, except now it’s being done in front of the entire digital world.

Here at the Institute for Internet Safety, we are working tirelessly to help you safeguard and enhance your online identity.

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Online Privacy Daily News Feed

UK to overhaul privacy rules in post-Brexit departure from GDPR  The Guardian
Privacy invasion: Delhi HC comes to the rescue of actor  The Hindu
Privacy Policy  Rochester Stem Academy
Before you order takeout online, read this warning (and protect your money!)  Komando
Using data gathered by its Privacy Checker website, Kaspersky has been able to pinpoint areas of concern for visitors seeking to improve their privacy posture.
China passed a sweeping privacy law aimed at preventing businesses from collecting sensitive personal data Friday, as the country faces an uptick in internet scams, leaks and concerns about tech ...
As a former Assistant Attorney General, I have a soft place in my heart for Attorneys General as consumer protection advocates. Most state AGs have the primary jurisdiction to enforce compliance with...
How Parents Can Share Smarter on Social Media and What You Can Do to Keep Your Family Safe in a No-Privacy World. I am a parent and at first glance the child-safety protections Apple just announced...
With all of us online so much these days and digital information flying around the globe constantly, we create a significant digital footprint. That can be ...
BEIJING, Aug 27 (Reuters) - China has issued draft guidelines on regulating the algorithms used by internet service providers to make recommendations to users, part of efforts to protect the privacy...

Featured News Stories

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The selfie syndrome Why teens use social media for validation and how parents can counteract it - TODAY.com
Young celebrities do it. So why are we surprised when a typical teen Instagram post goes something like this: Teen (girl or boy) posts a cool/pretty/pouty selfie. What follows is a watch to see how...
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