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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.

The Institute for Internet Safety: Catching Mistakes Before Mistakes Catch You!

Online Privacy Daily News Feed

Protecting Teens and Their Privacy on Facebook and Instagram  Meta
Privacy Ruling Highlights Risks Of Third-Party Web Tracking  Law360
Advocates, industry push data privacy bill in lame-duck session  Roll Call
Identity Check online system pilot launched despite gaps over privacy, rights  SecurityBrief New Zealand
How HIPAA and Other Health Privacy Laws Work Together to Protect Employee Health Information  Occupational Health and Safety
Daily Research News Online no. 34218 - Expansion Funds for Privacy Specialist Private AI  Daily Research News Online
Meta unveils privacy and messaging changes for teenagers to protect them from 'suspicious adults'  Daily Mail
RI Nets $5.5M Broadband Grants to Upgrade Ocean State's Network & Provide Affordable, Reliable, High-Speed Internet for All  Clerk of the House
US Midterm Fallout: What Lies Ahead for Tech?  Center for European Policy Analysis
Black Friday Shopping? Black Out Your Private Info!  Critical Blast

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