Categories: Privacy & Security

15 Privacy Tips to Protect Your Online Life

With the internet becoming a popularly growing resource, not just for fun and leisure activities but also for learning and being aware of important things, it’s becoming harder for people to understand or safeguard themselves from the threats to the privacy of their online lives. Sometimes, the lure of sharing away that bit of super interesting information, makes us blindly ignore any kind of impact that we might have on our privacy.

In such a case, it’s very important for internet citizens to understand online privacy in a way that’s applicable to their online life. This might vary depending on the type of content one is looking at.

To address this problem, the Mozilla India community launched a “Privacy Month Campaign,” which originally started in January 2016 and is repeated every January. Why January? Because, the January 28 happens to be the International Data Privacy day, the whole month is observed as Privacy Month!

Most recently, other Mozilla communities joined the campaign to make a greater impact by sharing localised content. Some of these are Mozilla Italy, Brazil, Czech, Taiwan, Pakistan, Venezuela, Kenya and Hong Kong to name a few.

Here are the top privacy tips that we shared during this campaign:

As the month of January comes to an end, Privacy Month Campaign for 2017 will also wrap up. However, let’s keep the spirit alive throughout the year by following the hashtags #Advocate4Privacy and #PrivacyMatters on social media. How can you be a part of this movement? Just share away! We look forward to changing statistics of Online Privacy, for the better, by next year. Until then, stay protected because privacy matters!


A big thank you to the amazing Mozilla volunteer community who developed this campaign!
Core Members: Ankit Gadgil, Siddhartha Rao, Mayur Patil, Vishal Chavan

Graphics Team: Biraj Karmakar, Tripad Mishra, Akshay Tiwari, Shalini Kr

Local Team: Chandan Baba, Viral Parmar, Nilima Chavan, Srushtika Neelakantam, Md Shahbaz Alam, Kamlesh Vilpura, Ronit Jadhav, Santosh Viswanatham, Vishwa Kotecha

Global Team: Daniele Mte90 Scasciafratte, Edoardo Viola, Semirah Dolan, Yuli RJ, Rein Ramirez, Odin, Willy Aguirre, Miguel Useche, Michal Stanke, Cynthia Pereira, Geraldo Barros, Dani Albarran, Hasan, Umer, Marquez John Christian

5 comments on “15 Privacy Tips to Protect Your Online Life”

  1. NURULHUDA wrote on

    bravotogel

  2. Anh Tran wrote on

    An awesome list of tools. Just replaced ABP with uBlock Origin 🙂

  3. Ma2ice wrote on

    Great stuff, I always knew to cover my camera but good thing mentioning the mic access. Thanks

  4. Roger Pielago wrote on

    I’ll try use duckduckgo for my search engine,thnks 4 d privacy tips

  5. Lisa Thomson wrote on

    Well said. In these days we can’t imagine our life without internet. Great list shared here. Some new tools explored here.