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Security/privacy best practices for data and devices
### 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?
## PDF download
Get the full document here:
* http://www.teenvogue.com/story/how-to-keep-messages-secure (readable, practical)
* https://securityinabox.org/en/ (thorough and clearly organized, via our friends at Tactical Tech Collective)
* https://www.cryptoparty.in/learn/how-tos (too much info)