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Electronic device security best practices

Public Lab privacy and security guidelines

This document contains policies and recommendations followed by Public Lab staff for keeping digital data, devices, and private or sensitive data secure.

There are a few simple things you can do to dramatically increase your security and prevent breaches.

What’s at risk?

Security and privacy is a broad topic, and the best way to begin is to identify what you’re trying to protect. Consider:

  • What are you protecting? Names and addresses? Photos, health data, passwords, or secrets?
  • Whose information is it? Who should it be kept from? What resources do they have to find it out?
  • Where do you store or transmit information? Using your phone or laptop? By email, text message, or phone call? On Dropbox or Slack?
  • Who are you trusting when you store or transmit information? Your colleagues? An online service? Your office neighbors? People who share your printer?

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