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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

Anyone who visits Zuck’s coffee bars will be given a free ‘privacy checkup’ to check they’re not oversharing sensitive information with everyone on the internet. The pop-up shop will open ...
Do you consider yourself a privacy-conscious person? Are you concerned about your online safety? Well, you're certainly not the only one. The hard truth is that by surfing the web or marking any ...
The Build a CCPA Privacy Program with OneTrust half-day online summit will address key CCPA compliance areas and how to overcome common CCPA challenges. A panel of CCPA experts will outline ...
In 1988, after United States Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork’s videotape rental history was leaked to the press, Congress realised the threat that new technologies — through the clandestine buying...
Will a similar regulatory approach work in creating an Internet that puts privacy first? Perhaps worse, regulations can give executives a check-box mentality, focusing on compliance for auditing ...
Privacy laws such as the GDPR regulate the use of automated ... Finally, by taking an in-depth approach to compliance, publishers can uphold an internet that is free and open for all, enabling...
The California Supreme Court strengthened the digital privacy rights of people on probation Thursday ... s probation required that he be subject to searches of his cellphone and online accounts at...
If you’re still surfing the Web without the protection of a VPN, you may as well be leaving your laptop open and unattended in a busy coffee shop. Hackers are now able to access everything from your...
China’s internet regulator has said that a large number of mobile apps need to take rectification measures for the over-collection of personal data, clamping down on the practice as the country’s...
Silicon Valley CEOs Don't Manage Online Privacy Any Better Than You Do -- Here's How to Fix It  ForbesOnline privacy is having a moment. After more than a year of headlines exposing...

Featured News Stories

At Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Me., admissions officers are still talking about the high school senior who attended a campus information session last year for prospective students. Throughout...
It's junior year and Ellie Likos is ready to start the college process. The first step: changing her name on Facebook. Since the explosion of social media just a few years ago, colleges across...
Facebook Will No Longer Protect Teens From Their Own Bad Judgment - Forbes
On Wednesday, Facebook announced a present for its teen users: the gift of greater publicity. Moving forward, Facebook’s many under-18 users will be able to kick their privacy to the curb just as...
Opinion Should parents be criminally liable for kids' cyberbullying - CNN.com
Two girls in Florida, 14 and 12, have been arrested and charged with aggravated stalking -- cyberbullying. They allegedly tormented a 12-year-old girl named Rebecca so relentlessly that last month...
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...
They share, like, everything. How they feel about a song, their maths homework, life (it sucks). Where they'll be next; who they're with now. Photos, of themselves and others, doing stuff they quite...