This is where it pays to protect your online privacy. What are some steps you can take? Of course, practice standard online privacy ground rules like not giving away your full name, address, or any kind sensitive information over the internet. If you are going to meet someone in real life, just let a friend or family member know the details of where you will be and where. To take it a step further, do a search of your name and see what pops up. You may want to do an audit of what you include on your online accounts like social accounts or dating websites.