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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