At LexisNexis, we recognize that our customers place their trust in us and we take that responsibility very seriously. We are committed to delivering state-of-the-art solutions to help advance and protect people, industry and society. We continually invest in advanced technologies to allow us to confidentially ensure our customers that we deliver the highest quality products in the market. We also would like to take a moment to support Data Privacy Day (DPD).
Held each year on the 28th day of January, Data Privacy Day focuses for the 24 hours to raise awareness and promote best practices in the world of online security. In a world where we depend on more and more data and technology during everyday personal and business transactions, it is even more important to ensure the responsible use and sharing of information.
It is up to us as businesses and individuals to take charge of our online presence and privacy. Here are some ways to help you through that.
Privacy Tips for Your Work Life
5 Tips for Safety and Security for your Business
- Keep a clean machine: Keep malware, virus and infections at bay by running the most recent versions of your operating systems and web browsers.
- Don't lose track of your device: Avoid placing your devices down in public places. The small size and portability make them easy to lose or steal.
- Protect your personal information: When using Wi-Fi hotspots be aware that you are using an unsecured wireless connection and consider the accounts and data you would be accessing.
- Connect with care: Switch off your Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to protect against unwelcomed intruders to your devices.
- Record the serial number: By dialing these five characters -*#06# -you can access your phone's unique 15-digit International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number. Write this number down and store it in a secure location, so you can report it if your phone goes missing.
Privacy Tips for Your Personal Life
8 Tips for Safety and Security for your Personal Life
- Manage your accounts: Be aware of what services you sign up for and spend time reading their privacy policies.
- Dedicate some time: As our days are busier than ever juggling various facets of our lives, take a moment today to review your account settings for Facebook and other social media accounts.
- Shop safely: Use credit over debit cards and use one credit card versus a variety of cards.
- Review your transactions: Monitor your charges on a regular basis. Just because you haven't seen anything wrong to-date, doesn't mean some fraudster doesn't have your information already to use at a future point in time.
- Look for security signs: When visiting websites use https: instead of http: where the 's' denotes 'secure'. This is importamt especially when you are providing any personal information even if it just your name.
- Educate others: Talk about internet safety with your family and friends and help with securing their smartphones or tablets enabled via your privacy settings.
- Change it up: Reset passwords often.
- Be mindful of sharing your location: Disable GPS/locator apps when making your next status update on social media. Especially if you are at home or travelling away from home for your next vacation.
- 61% believe that much of online safety and security falls under their personal control, and consistent with those feelings, 90% said they want to learn more about keeping safer on the Internet.
- Nearly two-thirds of the American public have heard, read, or seen something about online safety and security issues recently. However, most of what they news they remember is negative: identity theft, privacy loss, and increased frequency of attacks.
- 93% believe their online actions can protect not only friends and family but also help to make the Web safer around the world.
LexisNexis understands that meeting the challenges of privacy and security is an evolutionary process and that a company's commitment in this area cannot and should not ever diminish. This fundamental belief has driven and will continue to drive enhancements in how we secure information, protect privacy and provide products and services that benefit our customers, communities, and society at large.