Monday, February 18, 2008

Canada's Privacy Commissioner on Social Networking

This video, from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Jennifer Stoddart, wants users of social networks to pause and ask themselves the following questions before posting personal information online:

  • What judgments or conclusions might others form with my information?
  • Are there some details about my life I would like to keep personal?
  • Who might view or purchase this information about me?
  • Will this information reflect well on me a year from now? Five years?
  • Would I want my best friend to know this?
  • Would I want my boss to know this?
  • Would I want my mom to know this?

For more information, visit the website of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

1 comment:

Bimmy the Bookish said...

Hey sharon, what do you make of the new blogcatalog feeds??
i was a bit taken aback when i first saw them, but got straight into my settings and made most stuff private - i hope!
its difficult to check as you can always see your own page.
why would i want to know what everyone else is doing?
i have enough trouble knowing what I'M doing!