Ever heard of a data privacy workout? Yes, it’s a thing! According to the National Privacy Commission: “Hindi lang dapat katawan ang nae-exercise, dapat pati privacy measures mo!”
Check out the full routine shared by the privacy commission.
💪 𝘊𝘩𝘦𝘤𝘬 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 – Access your device in a place where no one else can see your passcode or passphrase. A strong passcode is useless if other people know about it.
💪 𝘚𝘦𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘴 𝘥𝘢 𝘬𝘦𝘺 – A secure internet connection is key to safe online browsing. As tempting as it may be, avoid using public Wi-Fi especially when doing online transactions.
💪 𝘔𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘴𝘦𝘳, 𝘣𝘩𝘪𝘦 – While we all have our own browser of choice, management is pretty similar across all browsers. First have a look at your browser’s Privacy Notice before you deep-dive to adjusting your privacy settings. Make sure that you’re also using the latest version that your operating system supports, and that all the latest updates have been installed.
💪 𝘉𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘬 𝘮𝘰 𝘯𝘢 ‘𝘺𝘢𝘯 – Save yourself from accidentally clicking on ads through ad-blockers! Aside from keeping you away from ads that may be too intrusive, they also help make websites load much faster.
💪 𝘏𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘱 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘥𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘬 – Only visit websites that are HTTPS-enabled, which is indicated by a padlock symbol in the browser window frame. HTTPS encrypts your connection, and that means your internet traffic is protected from being spied on, and your data from being stolen.
💪 𝘛𝘰 𝘭𝘰𝘨 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘦 – When you’re finished, exit properly. Closing websites or applications don’t always mean that you’ve logged out of your account; so – and this is especially important when using shared devices – make sure to sign out before you close.
💪 𝘜𝘱𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘶𝘱𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘶𝘱𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘦 – Update your operating system and anti-virus regularly. These undergo constant improvements, so they are kept up to speed to the constant threats to your data privacy. Do your part by making sure that you are using the latest version of your software.
💪 𝘚𝘸𝘪𝘱𝘦𝘳 𝘯𝘰 𝘴𝘸𝘪𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 – Store your device in a secure area to protect it from being accessed without your permission or worse, stolen. Physical security measures matter, too!