By EWN • 21 January 2022 • 9:28
It’s not just celebrities and wealthy investors who have to worry about misusing their information – we all do. Whoever uses the internet is at risk of their data and personal information getting exposed in various ways.
The chances are that some of our personal information and data have already been exposed and breached. For this reason, we must understand and examine what digital privacy and online security are to tell the difference and protect ourselves in the digital world.
Indeed, digital privacy and online security are closely connected. Digital privacy means protecting data before it becomes known to others. Online security means ensuring that when our personal information and data must be known, the process will flow most securely.
Here’s the deal with these two in a nutshell:
Sometimes companies need their customers’ personal information, which online security keeps safe and handles with great protection. There’s usually a two-step authentication process in such cases for all customers to use and take all the security measures to protect their info.
Digital privacy, on the other hand, forbids the exploitation of your data and information whenever you browse websites online. Thanks to efforts to protect our digital privacy, we see new laws and brand attitudes gradually reshaping. After all, digital privacy is all about giving users the power to limit which data gets collected and shared.
These two areas often overlap, but you must be able to tell the difference between them to understand when an external party compromise each. Here are the three cases of internet safety that say all about it:
A hacker can get your name, passwords, email, and other personal details, after which they can sell it on the dark web or post it online for others to use and download.
We can conclude that internet security is possible without digital privacy. However, digital privacy isn’t possible without internet security. You can always post your personal information on social media, where all accounts are secure, but posting such info doesn’t do much for your digital privacy.
In such a case, anyone can compromise your internet security, but you did it willingly. Nobody will have to hack anything to acquire that information. Therefore, always be cautious about what you post online. Cybercrime is fierce out there.
By now, we know that digital privacy is all about protecting the data and information we share online. Therefore, online security makes sure that when someone needs to know our data and information, we’ll remain as safe as possible.
Let’s see how we can find a medium that will keep both areas safe when we use the internet.
Bear in mind, both online security and digital privacy are essential for anyone who uses the internet and should always be spot on. The only way to stay safe online is to protect both these concepts simultaneously, and by doing so, avoid data breaches.
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