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Is your personal data safe on the internet? | It is now possible to buy on the internet lists of personal data, containing both information about your personal identity but also some of your physical parameters.

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by Robin

Do you know that your personal data currently represent a market worth nearly 50 billion dollars? Every day, when you register on websites you offer these companies your data as your name but also your address or your account numbers. Few people know it, but all this data has a price. Indeed, it is a gold mine for companies because at most they have information about you, at best they can target you.

It is now possible to buy on the internet lists of personal data, containing both information about your personal identity but also some of your physical parameters. Several companies have specialized in selling this data, and the companies at the source are companies that you all know as Facebook or Google.

For businesses, the more they know about you, the more likely they are to offer you a product that you might want via a Facebook advertisement for example. That is why it is so very important to pay attention to what complement or what you share on the internet. Often you give your permission to these companies by checking a small box without even bothering to read the small characters.

To remedy this, however, there are some tips. Remember to regularly erase your browsing history, secondly do not allow geolocation to each of you that a website asks you. Finally, always think about reading the information that is written in small print, it is often important.

 

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