Some tips on maintaining privacy and security post separation
Separation can be a difficult time. There can be many things you need to deal with which can be overwhelming. Privacy and security are issues that you should address as soon as possible. These issues are extremely important in matters involving family violence because the risk of violence is elevated during this time. Here are some things you should consider: Change all your passwords We often share passwords with our partners. Upon separation, you should consider changing all your passwords for your individual online banking, social media accounts, email accounts, streaming accounts, cloud accounts and the like. Choose new random passwords using applications which can generate them, such as Last Pass, Norton Password Manager or Dashlane. Those applications can also store your passwords. Separate accounts If you have shared bank accounts, email addresses or social media accounts, consider creating your own new accounts, remembering to create random passwords. If your safety is at risk:
- Remember bank transactions can reveal locations based on purchases.
- Ensure you do not accept friend requests from people you do not know.
- Review your location and privacy settings on all accounts.
- Ensure you do not “check in” to places or allow others to do so when you are with them.
- Remember photos taken of you and tagged could reveal your location.
- Consider deleting social media accounts.