My Privacy IQ Quiz

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My Privacy IQ Quiz - Quiz

The internet, albeit an incredible tool, can often be a scary place. Each post you make and each use of personal information online can come right back to haunt you. In this ‘My Privacy IQ Quiz’ we’ll see just how much you truly know about what goes on behind that smartphone screen of yours.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    TRUE or FALSE: Privacy policies guarantee that your information will be kept private.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A typical privacy policy includes information about the types of data the company collects and how it analyzes, discloses and stores the data; it doesn’t necessarily guarantee that your information will be kept private. Furthermore, companies can change their policy at any time - so what you initially agreed to may no longer be valid in the future.

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  • 2. 

    TRUE or FALSE: Information about you can be collected, used and shared with third parties without your knowledge. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The devil is in the details: Try to understand, where possible, what information is being collected about you and with whom it is being shared. Take the time to learn about how data is collected and used.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these are not recommended to use while on a public-wifi connection?

    • A.

      A. Your bank account information

    • B.

      B. Your credit card

    • C.

      C. Password protected websites

    • D.

      D. All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    D. D. All of the Above
    Explanation
    Get savvy about Wi-Fi hotspots: Limit the type of business you
conduct while using public WiFi.

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  • 4. 

    4. What is the best way to use social networking sites?

    • A.

      A. Before posting, consider how it might be perceived.

    • B.

      B. Only use social media once a month.

    • C.

      C. Only rely on “recommended” settings or default privacy settings.

    • D.

      D. All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    A. A. Before posting, consider how it might be perceived.
    Explanation
    Share with Care! What you post can last a lifetime: Before posting online think about how it might be perceived now and in the future and who might see it.

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  • 5. 

    TRUE or FALSE: Once I set my privacy settings on a product or service I don’t need to set them again.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    You need to check your privacy settings often. Updates for apps and software can change privacy preferences to a default setting.

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  • 6. 

    TRUE or FALSE: If an app asks you to enable your geo-location, it needs to know where you are in order to operate.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Many apps do not need geo-location services enabled in order to provide the service. Make sure you decline or opt-out of the location service feature on your phone. Protect your personal information by learning more about an app before you download.

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  • 7. 

    TRUE or FALSE: There are options beyond using long and strong passwords to protect your accounts from unauthorized access.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Get two steps ahead: Switch on two-step verification or multi-factor authentication wherever offered to prevent unauthorized access.

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  • 8. 

    TRUE or FALSE: All new technology such as wearables and connected devices are guaranteed to protect personal information.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    With new devices come new responsibilities: More of your personal information is collected with each new device or app you purchase. Keep privacy and security in mind before adopting new technologies.

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  • 9. 

    What should you do in the following situation – Your friend Jack writes a mean comment about you on Facebook.

    • A.

      A. You post a mean comment about Jack on Facebook.

    • B.

      B. You tell all of your friends to defend you and post a comment on Jack’s wall.

    • C.

      C. You do not respond to Jack on social media.

    Correct Answer
    C. C. You do not respond to Jack on social media.
    Explanation
    Post only about others as you have them post about you: The golden rule applies online as well.

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  • 10. 

    What should you do in the following situation – You receive an email from your bank requesting personal information and promising a $100 reward for being a loyal customer.

    • A.

      A. Provide your personal information in order to receive the reward.

    • B.

      B. Delete the email or mark as spam.

    • C.

      C. Forward to your friends so they can get the reward too.

    Correct Answer
    B. B. Delete the email or mark as spam.
    Explanation
    Think before you act: Be wary of communications that implore you to act immediately, offer something that sounds too good to be true or ask for personal information.

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