Stay in Control of Your Privacy

[Note: This message was originally published in the 2020 | 21st Edition of "Your Future: The Careers Guide for Young Bermudians." A PDF of the article is available for download here.]

Alexander McD White, Privacy Commissioner for Bermuda, provides valuable advice on controlling your online presence.


Some people think that privacy is the same thing as secrecy, trying to hide something. In fact, privacy is about being in control. It means that each individual should have the ability to control how the information about themselves is used.

Think about some of the ways that you use or share data. Do you message with friends or share memes? Do you make silly videos? Do you send people your high score in a video game? Do you share your location to make it easier to meet up?