Data privacy has quickly become an issue of increasing urgency. From social media scandals to privacy and security threats, discussions about personal data and the role of consent in today’s cyber age of online transactions are extremely prevalent.
For all businesses at any stage of lifecycle, all data, including that of customers, employees, and business partners, is considered the company’s most valuable and irreplaceable asset. Apart from data security concerns that the company should be informed about, you should also note that there are legal obligations on how personal data should be handled, which govern and dictate the way in which a business should run on a daily basis so as to ensure absolute confidentiality and privacy.
How can I protect my privacy online?
Protecting your privacy online is a big challenge for every remote worker working remotely during these COVID-19 crisis. Here are some tips on protecting your privacy online.
By limiting the information shared on your social media
Use incognito while browsing internet
Use a virtual private network
Use a good antivirus software
Use a different search engine
Choose a strong password (combination of alphabet, numbers & special characters)
What is data protection policy and why is it important?
A Data Protection Policy is a document that describes the security of a user’s data and provides measures on how to store and protect them from corruption, compromise, or loss.
Any business that works with user’s data needs to ensure proper safeguarding of user’s data for minimizing the risk of cybercrimes. Personal data contains sensitive information and is prone to cyber-attack. So, a well-drafted Data Protection Policy helps to ensure the safety of user data.
Who needs a data protection policy?
Every business that deals online collects consumer data through different means. Those data are useful to understand the pattern of their user behavior online. If a business is aware of its user’s data like demographics, interest, and user device they can improve the user experience and help their user in providing a better shopping experience. So, to safeguard those data a business needs a Data Protection Policy, which also helps in building trust between businesses and users.
Why is it dangerous to share personal information online?
Most of the cybercrimes happening these days are directly connected with your personal data. It is very easy for a scammer to retrieve your email or password with the help of your personal data so one must choose wisely while sharing any of their personal data on web platforms. A leak of personal data could also result in identity theft, online harassment, and stalking.