January 28th, 2009 | Published in Google Public Policy
Just in time for Data Privacy Day, Robert Mitchell at Computerworld posted 12 good tips for managing your information footprint online. A consistent theme: protecting your personal information offline is as important to maintaining your privacy as protecting it online. Mitchell offers a number of useful tips to keep in mind whenever you share personal information, and suggests tools that can help you manage your privacy.
Perhaps most important is his advice to "know what's out there about you" - you can only take steps to protect your data privacy if you know what data is already out there!