First appeared in Anglican Cyber Tuesdays 14/05/2019.
We have heard about the privacy risks online before:
We have also heard of the real-world repercussions before:
Personal information can include information that is:
According to the Office of Information Commissioner (Privacy Week 2020) people being tagged in photographs on social media sites may constitute as their personal information and this may even be labelled as sensitive information under Australian privacy legislation, as they reveal specifics such as health, race and religion.
Therefore, it is crucial you handle personal information carefully and securely. The eSafety Commissioner reveals what happens if you haven’t considered privacy and suggest you google yourself to see what is out there. However, we must move beyond just Googling and also start to modify how we interact with others online. Here are some hints to kick start this:
it is uncool and reflects poorly on you;
Why did you tag them? Did you forget who your friends are? Ask yourself who does tagging help and the answer is it’s not you or your friend;
In the real world you need four (4) elements of valid consent:
It’s simple to apply and you will earn trust, be a good friend and keep the good times going: