Data Privacy is more important than you might think
You’ve installed a new application on your phone and to complete the download, the app first asks for permission to your camera, which you happily provide. Then, it asks for access to your image gallery. At this point, there is an irritation with all the demands, you stop for a second, but then because you assume it needs them to work you click OK and get on with it.
Soon after you forget about this and start enjoying the various features that the app is providing. Little did you realise that now the said app has access to all the images in your gallery, your location and maybe more?
Now, your data can be used in harmless, yet intrusive ways. To suggest you particular services or specific ads, but in the wrong hands, however, there is no guessing what it can be used for.
Privacy policies were put in place due to this exploitation.
- Company’s name and details
- Type of data collected
Every website and app are required to disclose what kind of data they are collecting from their users. Budweiser details out very clearly what kind of data they are gathering, how they are collecting and what are they doing with it.
- Why the data is accumulated
Privacy laws also stipulate that a company must disclose why they are collecting the data in the first place. Nestle lays it out here.
- Third-party sharing
Data collection is all part of the sagacious digital life we all lead. Be sure that you are aware of all the data that is being amassed and that you have read and understood the terms clearly. If you are not sure that you want to share your data, you can opt-out at any point in time.
The responsibility of protecting your data is entirely on you.
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