Top Reasons to Keep Your Personal Information Private

A very close friend yesterday remarked nonchalantly that even though we haven’t met in a while, he knew everything of what I was up with. Obviously, he was slyly digging at me for being hyperactive on the Social Media. Also, because I blog on legal issues and my blogs are frequently viral, there are a lot of people who follow me on my social handles and possibly google to know more about me.

It is easy to overlook breaches in electronic privacy:

The last thing on our mind when we are posting something on Facebook or Instagram is that the data can be hacked and used against you. You only think what anyone is got to do with this harmless little information. Wrong!

According to this criminal lawyer in Lansing, it is imperatively critical to keep proactive in keeping all the personal information private. A little breach of privacy can have long-lasting repercussions on professional as well as personal spheres.

Here are top reasons why you must strive to keep your personal information under the tab:

  1. Personal identity theft: personal information is not just the name, address and the social security number, it can be anything that can help any other person to know vital details about you and pose as you on the internet. Can you imagine what kind of problems you can land into if someone posed as you and took law for granted? Ever thought?
  2. Bank information: Keeps your bank information including credit card details under wraps. Change the password frequently and make sure to access bank applications only under secure networks.
  3. Going for a vacation? Don’t post any plans: a lot of people make this mistake. If you are going to post your plans on the internet, you are that information to the burglars on a silver platter and almost inviting them to come to break in!
  4. Losing potential job opportunities: a lot of controversial posts sometimes revealing your socio-political leanings can put off your future bosses thus creating a dent in your career prospects.