Protecting Your Internet Identity

Are You Naked Online?

Book Description

People research everything online – shopping, school, jobs, travel – and other people. Your online persona is your new front door. It is likely the first thing that new friends and colleagues learn about you. In the years since this book was first published, the Internet profile and reputation have grown more important in the vital human activities of work, school and relationships. This updated edition explores the various ways that people may use your Internet identity, including the ways bad guys can bully, stalk or steal from you aided by the information they find about you online. The authors look into the Edward Snowden revelations and the government’s voracious appetite for personal data. A new chapter on the right to be forgotten explores the origins and current effects of this new legal concept, and shows how the new right could affect us all. Timely information helping to protect your children on the Internet and guarding your business’s online reputation has also been added.

The state of Internet anonymity has been exposed to scrutiny lately, and the authors explore how anonymous you can really choose to be when conducting activity on the web. The growth of social networks is also addressed as a way to project your best image and to protect yourself from embarrassing statements. Building on the first book, this new edition has everything you need to know to protect yourself, your family, and your reputation online.

About Claypoole, Ted

Ted Claypoole is an attorney and currently chair of the Cyberspace Law Committee in the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section. Ted has written dozens of articles on Internet Law and on Data Security. He works in Charlotte, NC and leads the IP Transactions Team and the Data Management Team for Womble Carlyle. He was previously in-house technology and Internet counsel for CompuServe and Bank of America.

Theresa Payton is the CEO of Fortalice Solutions and Co-Founder of Dark3. She was the first woman to hold this position. Theresa was in the banking industry for 16 years before serving at the White House. She was named one of the top 25 “Most Influential People in Security” for 2010 by Security Magazine. Theresa assists both Charlotte’s CBS-WBTV and WBT 1110AM radio with a weekly “Protecting Your Cyberturf” segment and is requested frequently as a subject matter expert on several network news shows such as the Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox News and Fox Business.