Whenever you think about online privacy, you need to be worried about securing your credentials and financial data online. However, it is a little more complicated than ever. There are 2 categories of pieces of information that you share in your online life which requires safety-
Personally-Identifying Information (PII) – The information includes your name, birthday, address and Medicare number or many other details related to your personal life.
Non-Personally Identifying Information – The information comprises everything from your online activities to websites you visit. It’s a combination of some websites that you visit, you buy online, your online searches and the pages that you like on your social media profiles. Your online activities create a digital folder that contains your info and many companies love this data as they exploit them to send target-oriented ads and boost their sales. Have you ever wondered why you receive so many ads about your holiday destinations after a few wishful holiday Google searches?
If you don’t have sufficient online security then all your information about the activities you perform online can be collected and analyzed by third parties. In fact, data collected about you by websites can be very useful for sales purposes. Some of the companies known as data brokers as they use to collect and maintain data of millions of people and sell them to third party websites.
Why do you need to be worried about your online security?
Just think for a moment about some of the data that is stored online
Your PII is stored in the background of probably every online account that you have such as social media, news, and banking
Online banking, annuity and financial institution sites contain details of all your accounts and your net worth
Your health and taxation records may be accessible online which may contain sensitive information you would prefer not to be shared
If you haven’t disabled location services on your phone, your whereabouts can be tracked by clever parties on a daily basis
Your pictures and videos
While some of this information is stored without your control, there are steps you can take to secure your access.
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