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How to Protect Your Privacy Online

Nowadays, people across the world are witnessing numerous reports of online data leakage or breach of online privacy. Most recent being the news of Facebook and Cambridge Analytica leaking a huge volume of consumer data for political purposes. That begs the question – how do we protect ourselves online? In this article at Information Week, Jessica Davis brings you what the industry top experts have to say about their data privacy strategy.

The Online World

Protecting yourself from a data breach on your social media account cannot guarantee online privacy. Our personal information or data is spread across numerous accounts, online shopping sites, consumer forms, government databases, and so on. Moreover, there are many organizations dealing with high volume of confidential or customer data daily. Thus, it is essential for such sites or companies to be better prepared in terms of data security and proactive measures.

In this regard, Davis shares the insights given to her by industry experts who are dealing with analytics and data privacy regularly. They are the same group of experts who presented their viewpoints at Interop ITX 2018 in Las Vegas from April 30 to May 4. It is much easier for these people to comment on the existing data privacy norms as they have an inside view of the kind of consumer information firms collect and how do they use that data.

The Systems

Most of these experts agree about covering their webcam or desktop cameras while attending official meetings or chats. Some even use biometric blockers to prevent unauthorized use of their systems.

Alexa

Alexa is a new addition to the list of digital assistants that most people have in their homes. However, some experts believe that just turning off these assets cannot ensure complete security. It’s better to unplug them totally when not in use.

Facebook

Many experts have considered deleting their Facebook accounts but haven’t done that yet. In any case, they have become more conscious about what they are posting and where. They assume that anything that is posted online will be available or viewable forever, no matter if you delete it later.

To read the original article in full, visit the following link: https://www.informationweek.com/big-data/protect-your-data-privacy-online-top-experts-share-personal-stories/d/d-id/1331533

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