The American organization, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (www.eff.org) is a strong advocate of online privacy. It suggests the following twelve measures for Internet users to protect their privacy.
1 Do not reveal your personal information inadvertently
2 Turn on cookie notices in your Web browser, and/or use cookie management software or infomediaries.
3 Keep a "clean" e-mail address.
4 Don't reveal personal details to strangers or just-met "friends".
5 Realize you may be monitored at work, avoid sending highly personal e-mail to mailing lists, and keep sensitive files on your home computer.
6 Beware of sites that offer some sort of reward or prize in exchange for your contact or other information.
7 Do not reply to spammers, for any reason.
8 Be conscious of Web security.
9 Be conscious of home computer security.
10 Examine privacy policies and seals.
11 Remember that YOU decide what information about yourself to reveal, when, why, and to whom.
12 Use encryption!