Online security and privacy concerns with social media sites such as Facebook have led users to question which websites they trust with their personal information. Better Business Bureau serving Southeast Texas (BBB) provides consumers with questions they should ask before disclosing personally identifiable information on any website.
“The Internet is a resource for sharing information and you are the best protector of your privacy by controlling what information you share,” said Michael Clayton, President and CEO of BBB in Southeast Texas. “The first thing to consider before disclosing personal information online is whether or not you want that information public. If not, then the best solution is to keep that information offline. After determining what content you will share, research how a site will use your personal information now, and if they will let you know when changes are made in the future.”
BBB suggests consumers get answers to the following questions before providing their information to any online shopping, social networking or location-based website to keep their personal information safe:
For more information on staying safe online, visit http://southeasttexas.bbb.org/consumer-tips-technology/.