Cell phones, tablets, and computers, what do they all have in common? Besides the fact that they are all technological devices and have similar components, they all contain important data. More specifically, information about the device owner. But who determines what happens to this data? Is it the owner’s decision or is it up to websites and companies who get their hands on it? This is where data privacy laws come into play.
Data Privacy Laws You Should Know
The data privacy laws and acts listed above are just the beginning! There’s also the CalOPPA (California), PDP (Argentina), ePrivacy (European Union), BDSG (Germany), and DPA (Senegal).
Why You Should Be Concerned About Data Privacy
Just like how you own your home and car, you also own any data pertaining to you online (according to most countries). Your name, social security number, address, phone number, etc., all belong to you. The latest data privacy laws similar to GDPR are helping give people back their data and get more control over it. No longer will people question what’s being done with their data, such as it being shared with third-parties and marketing companies. And it’s not just Governments jumping on the data privacy bandwagon, so are companies. Huge tech companies such as Facebook and Google are providing users with tools to control what happens with their data and who it’s shared with.
So, what will you do to take better control of your data? Make sure to look at your country, state, and local laws pertaining to data privacy, and see what data privacy tools and features are available to you.