How to protect your digital identity while traveling?

Worldwide, approximately 400,000 pick pocket incidents occur every day. Fraud abroad is affecting more and more Canadians. But what about your digital identity?

Traveling is wonderful! But it is definitely worth paying attention to. A small lack of attention or organization can lead to a situation where we fear for our safety and that of our loved ones. How to protect our identity abroad, more specifically the virtual one?


We all know that walking down the street with a lot of money on us in another country is not a good idea… The simple fact that we are not from the country makes us an easy target.

If you use a credit card and want to make a withdrawal, do it in a bank and not outside in plain sight in an ATM for example.

If you lose your bank card, cancel it immediately!

Cell phone

If your phone is stolen abroad, what will this person have access to? It basically depends on the information you have in your phone.

Here are some suggestions:

1. Activate a password on your cell phone. Change it once you return from your trip.
2. Delete all account apps and banking services
3. Delete your browsing history
4. Do not use any public WIFI abroad. Prefer your personal data.

Still others use a SIM card phone that contains no information.


Keep your travel documents (passport, driver’s license, health insurance card) in a safe place such as a safe. Always have a photocopy in case of theft or loss.

For more information on the steps to follow in the event of loss or theft, see:

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