It is likely that you have been hearing a lot lately about data privacy and the importance of keeping your business’s data secure. However, you are not alone if you find yourself wondering what digital privacy is. Basically, digital privacy refers to an individual’s ability to use the internet and/or internet-connected devices without having to worry about others gaining access to their sensitive information, and without having to give out personal information.
This makes it difficult to define digital privacy, as each individual has a different threshold for the amount of information they are willing to give away online. For instance, while some individuals will not have a problem giving away their name, location, or email address to access a website, others may feel that this is an invasion of their privacy. Fortunately, if you are concerned about your digital privacy, there are a few simple steps that you can take to protect your privacy online including:
Changing Your Web Browser
One of the easiest steps that you can take to improve your online privacy is to make sure that you understand the privacy policies of the web browser you are using and, if necessary, you can change browsers to improve your privacy. It is important to remember that there is a difference between security and privacy. While a browser may be known for protecting against viruses and malware, your browser may still be collecting information about you when you are online, and it may be allowing websites you visit to do the same. If you do not want to switch browsers but want to increase your privacy, you may be able to find a browser extension that can help to block websites from collecting data about you when you are online.
Investing in Good Antivirus Software
Of course, an even better way to protect yourself than relying on a browser extension would be to invest in a good antivirus program for your business’s computers. Not only will antivirus software be able to protect you from viruses, malware, and other tricks hackers use to steal your information, but also, many of these programs have features that are meant to enhance your digital privacy and ensure that websites are not tracking your online presence.
Ultimately, protecting your digital privacy is also about being aware of what you are doing online, and knowing when you are visiting websites that may be trying to use your information. Contact us to learn more about digital privacy and the steps that you can take to protect your business.