Gov’t urges public to safeguard personal information online

Radio Taiwan International 
Date: 19 April, 2019
By: Paula Chao

The government is urging the public to be careful with their personal information online.

On Friday, Department of Cyber Security official Jyan Hong-wei said there has been an

Cyber Security Department head Jyan Hong-wei

increase in cyberattacks around the world.

Jyan said online attacks today are often aimed at infiltrating key infrastructure, but that personal information is also being collected through fishing websites.

Jyan said web users must exercise extra caution when filling out online questionnaires, as even giving out incomplete information can be dangerous. To prevent personal data from falling into the wrong hands, Jyan said people should only give out information to websites that meet legal requirements. Jyan said that even then, they should keep the amount of information they provide to a minimum.

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