Statistics show that over 50% of the world population have access to the Internet. It is no secret that the Internet has made things easy for many people. For instance, you can shop for anything that you want while sitting in the comfort of your own house and the product delivered to your doorstep. You can also communicate with your friends across the globe in real time. However, the benefits that the internet has brought comes at a cost and that is a loss of privacy. Over the past few years, there has been growing concern over the privacy of internet users. Since the threat is still new, most policymakers and internet developers are struggling to find the best way to enhance the privacy of online users. In this article, we are going to discuss the facts of digital privacy.
The internet has become part of our life. We not only buy almost everything online but we also socialize, communicate and entertain ourselves with plenty of digital content. But have you ever ask yourself where personal information to that give online when signing up or buying something goes to? Is your personal information really safe? Online privacy has become a major concern for many people. Just last year, Facebook was fined for sharing personal information of their users to a British company without third consent. In fact, if you want to know if your personal information is really private, just search yourself online and you will be surprised to know how much of your personal information including your address, family members, phone number among many others are out there in the public.
In the recent past, many online services have been sending privacy-policy updates to their users. The reason behind is to be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulations enacted by European Union. This regulation gives users more control over the information they allow online companies to collect from them. Since the internet is a global thing, many websites have to adhere to E.U. regulations.