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5 Tips for Better Data Privacy

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Your privacy matters! Don’t be a target of data theft. Protect what’s yours by following these easy steps.

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5 Tips for Better Data Privacy:

  1. Secure your devices and accounts with strong passphrases
  2. Disable WiFi or Bluetooth when not in use
  3. Avoid using public wireless networks or hotspots
  4. Keep your apps up to date
  5. Delete apps you no longer use

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DoD Manual 6025.18-Implementation of the HIPAA Privacy Rule in DoD Health Care Programs

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DoD Instruction 8580.02: Security of Individually Identifiable Health Information in DoD Health Care Programs

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