Five Resources on Data Privacy

Data privacy in our world today is a very serious global issue, especially as the use of digital devices has become prevalent. A lot of companies in recent times have sold people’s personal data to third parties (other companies and private individuals) for many reasons for which advertising is paramount. This is why learning about tools that protect your privacy online is very important.

Disclaimer: There is no one size fits all solution tool for data privacy. The best bet is to use a combination of tools.

Here are 5 resources that will help you learn more about data privacy:

  1. ICO: The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) ensures compliance to information rights that are in the public interest and promotes transparency in public bodies and ensures individuals” data privacy. The ICO Blog focuses on information rights issues, most especially data protection.
  2. Tech target enterprise data security : Here you will find questions and answers, reviews about tool etc.
  3. The privacy advisor podcast: For on-the-go data privacy lovers this is the best resource. This podcast is focused on contemporary issues in data privacy and cyber-security and offers deep insights into industry issues through interviews and discussion. 
  4. Data privacy implications online and remote learning: Due to the large adoption of online learning we have overlooked the risk that is associated with it. This resource put together by CIS (council of international schools) is a great resource to learn about data privacy while schooling online.
  5. Data protection report:  For a global view on how data protection is being carried out  in every other part of the world, this tool has got you covered. It is an online platform to read about trending news and new developments in data protection regulations around the globe.

Irrespective of how much time you dedicate to data privacy and security, there will always be more things to learn. It is a never ending circle .

Religiously keep up with these resources to remain in the know with ways to protect your data. Being proactive is the best way to keep your data safe.

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