Checklist for your digital life

Have you ever asked youself:

  • what does Google know about you?
  • is your browser safe against tracking?
  • do you have an account that has been compromised in a data breach?
  • how safe are your passwords?

If you haven’t been thinking about these for a while, it’s time for a Digital Spring Clean! In the era when your digital presence is just as important as – if not more than – your physical life, it is critical to know how much you are disclosing about yourself to the cyber world.

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The University of Melbourne has published resources and policy on appropriate social media behaviour. As researchers, you can also manage your research profile and online presence with the help of Researcher Identifiers among other professional social networks such as LinkedIn. If privacy and security are your concerns when doing your research, you might want to take a look at a review of browsers and search engines you might currently be using.

Read the Library’s LibGuide, part of the Library Pop-Up series, for more information about protecting yourself and your digital security, personally and professionally as a researcher.