Be Safe, Be Smart

What's the risk of using online data visualisation tools?


Data visualisation is a powerful way to get your message across and this website profiles various online tools to help you do that. In seconds you can be signed up to Google Docs or Tableau Public and be creating visualisations.  Great! But hang on a second ...

As with everything in the digital world, these online tools come with risks that you should be aware of before using them... read more

What can you do about these risks?

What can you do about these risks?
Who's really in control of the data you put into online tools and the things you create with them?

At best you share control of your information with the company providing the service. At worst, after reading the opaque language and legal terminology in a ToS you are none the wiser about who can do what. It is up to you to figure out whether what they ask from you is worth the benefit you gain from the service... read more

What can you do to reduce your digital security risks?

What can you do to reduce your digital security risks?
This section is by no means a comprehensive guide to digital security.

Learning how to use technologies safely in your work also means assessing your risks, securing your digital devices, preventing and recovering from loss, damage and theft of your information, creating an information security plan and using the internet more safely... read more