How To Protect Your Online Privacy
The Ultimate Guide

Online Privacy & Internet Safety

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Does this scenario sound familiar? You find an article you want to read or a mobile app you want to use, but in order to access it you have to enter your name, email address, sometimes even your house address and phone number too. Do you know where that personal data ends up? Do you know if the site or app has a privacy policy in place?

Online privacy and internet safety are major security concerns in today's world. How much of your can social networks, companies, the government, and criminals collect and sell? Better yet, who can see, collect and sell your child's information online?

About 20 percent of teenage internet users have had a stranger contact them with sexual messages online, according to GuardChild. If you're worried about your privacy and whether you're doing all you can to ensure internet privacy and security in your home and on your mobile device, this guide is for you. I will define online privacy and its laws, explain how companies access your information and go through what it takes to stop this from happening to you and your family.

What Is Internet Privacy?

internet privacy might be the most pressing issue of the internet age. Online research, transactions, social media interactions, and applications are necessary and fun; but do you know who can access your information once it's out there?

First, there are two different types of online privacy definitions to consider.

  1. Personal Privacy - Personal privacy refers to your online reputation and personally identifiable information available to the public via your online activity on social media and other websites (address, phone number, photos, etc.)
  2. Consumer Privacy - Consumer privacy is the information social networks, companies, and the government collects online about you from transactions, clicks, searches, posts, your current location, and more.

There are various different ways to go about protecting yourself and your family from each of these online safety issues. There are even certain laws and regulations in place to help make sure your information and your children's information is safe. Identity protection services can help protect your information from being stolen and used in ways you never agreed to online, but it's also important to learn the ins and outs of online privacy and internet safety.