Privacy encompasses the right to control personal information. In the digital age, this extends to online activities, making it crucial to understand what is shared and with whom. Privacy has evolved significantly over the years, from sealed letters to digital messages. We will examine this transformation in detail.
Unprecedented data collection practices and surveillance techniques have raised concerns about personal information security. The impact of social media on our privacy, including oversharing and data exposure, will be explored. Privacy breaches due to cyberattacks are on the rise. This section discusses the risks and preventive measures.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sets the standard for data protection worldwide. We’ll delve into its implications. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has changed how companies handle data in the United States. We’ll examine its impact. Securing your accounts with strong passwords and authentication methods is a fundamental step in protecting your digital privacy.