Sharing is Caring (Unless It’s Personally Identifiable Information)

With social media, contests, giveaways, loyalty programs and blogs there are a lot of opportunities to share our personal information online.  Be very cautious about what you share and who you share it with, particularly when it comes to personally identifiable information (PII).  PII is any data that could potentially identify a specific individual, such as name, date and place of birth, mother’s maiden name, and other personal information. PII can be used to impersonate you or guess your passwords and logins, and therefore sharing it online creates a risk.