Confidentiality on the Internet
The Internet - a public space
Most people use the Internet from home, school, work, or another familiar place. This often gives a false sense of security. In fact, our communications over the Internet leave traces.

The law requires public organizations and companies that collect or exchange information over the Internet to protect this information. On the other hand, everyone is responsible for making sure that their private communications only contain the information they really want to reveal.


Whatever we write on the Internet is readily accessible to lots of people. We never know whether our writing will fall into the hands of people with bad intentions. Before writing anything, ask yourself:
  • “Am I comfortable with making this information accessible to lots of people, in addition to the people I’m writing to?”
If you can’t answer “yes” to this question, maybe you shouldn’t be giving out this information over the Internet!
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