How to protect personal information when using MyIn

To protect your personal information when using MyInfo in Singapore, you can follow these best practices:

  1. Keep your login credentials secure: Create a strong, unique password for your MyInfo account and avoid using the same password for multiple accounts. Enable two-factor authentication if it is available to add an extra layer of security.
  2. Be cautious with sharing information: Only provide your personal information when necessary and to trusted sources. Be wary of phishing attempts where attackers pose as legitimate organizations to trick you into revealing sensitive data.
  3. Regularly review your personal information: Keep track of the data stored in your MyInfo profile. Ensure that the information is accurate and up to date. Report any discrepancies or incorrect details to the appropriate authorities.
  4. Be mindful of public Wi-Fi networks: When accessing MyInfo or any other sensitive online service, avoid using public Wi-Fi networks, as they may be insecure. Instead, use a secure and private internet connection, such as your home network or a trusted mobile data plan.
  5. Install and update security software: Keep your devices protected by installing reputable antivirus and anti-malware software. Regularly update these programs to ensure they have the latest security patches.
  6. Use secure websites: When accessing MyInfo or any other online service, make sure you are on a secure website. Look for “https://” at the beginning of the website address, indicating that the connection is encrypted.
  7. Be cautious of third-party applications: Be mindful of the permissions you grant to third-party applications or services that request access to your MyInfo data. Only authorize trusted and reputable applications.
  8. Regularly monitor your accounts: Keep an eye on your financial accounts, such as bank statements and credit card bills, for any suspicious activity. Report any unauthorized transactions or identity theft immediately to the relevant authorities.
  9. Understand MyInfo’s privacy policy: Familiarize yourself with the privacy policy and terms of use of MyInfo to understand how your personal information is collected, stored, and used.
  10. Seek official channels for assistance: If you have any concerns or questions about protecting your personal information on MyInfo, reach out to the official MyInfo support or relevant government agencies for guidance.

Remember, practicing good online hygiene and being cautious with your personal information are crucial in safeguarding your privacy when using any online service, including MyInfo.