Your online privacy is fierily considered. Most of the information about you is on Facebook rather than your parents. Most of your personal data is on Google rather than what your girlfriend knows about you. So here we brought you a few tips which can save your online privacy in India.
GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation
With the leak of millions of Facebook users data by Cambridge Analytica, GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation laws have been raised all over the internet. Which means that all the websites on the internet need to provide complete information about all the data which they collect from a user in simple languages.
“The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It addresses the export of personal data outside the EU.” Source: wikipedia
So, The heck is that whenever you visit a website and signup you need to accept their terms and conditions and policies. At those situations that website should not provide you with any condition which is already check marked. This means that the user him/herself need to tick those conditions.
Apart from it, GDPR rule states that no emails should be sent to the user by the website under no proper information. Whenever there is a breach or hack happened to the website within 72 Hours of time, Every user of the site needs to know about the hack or breach and reveal that the specific user’s data has been leaked.
If a website do-not follows GDPR rules, Then those sites are fined up to €20 Million or 4% of the websites Global Revenue. But just wait, Do you know that this rule has no strengths in our INDIA. As this rule is strictly followed inside the europian countries only.
How To Protect Your Online Privacy In INDIA
As now, In India, there are no stronger laws under cybercrimes. People across the country don’t bother about their online privacy. And the government of India has no idea of privacy. So in order to protect your online privacy in India, One needs to get cautioned about on few precautions. So make sure to go through the below-mentioned tips to protect your online privacy.
#1 Sharing Information
You’ve encounter plethora links on WhatsApp chats and emails etc which claims to provide you best offers and cashback promo codes if you’ve signup at their website. So never do that. Make sure to remember that “If you get something for free, Then you are the product”.
So whenever you need to signup at a specific site, Always read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of that specific site. Then move ahead to the signup process. And make sure not to share your original details is a signup process is that much important.
#2 App Permissions
Whenever you install an app on your smartphone, it requires specific permissions from the user at the time of the installation. This improper use of an app-permission leaks your personal data to the developers of the app. So in order to check the permissions taken by the app, Go to > settings > Apps > App permissions varied by the default settings. Then check the relations with the app to the permissions it got accessed to and compare them.
Just check that if a non-location application wants to access the location of your device, Then just disable location access to it. If the app needs location access to run on your device then simply uninstall it.
#3 Never Install Apps From Untrusted Sources
Never install apps outside from google play store or by the default app store of your smartphone. If it’s important then check the permissions required by the app. It’s because apps installed through google play store grabs your personal data. Then what more can app from an untrusted source can do?
Follow these 3 simple tips and never neglect them. Guide others about the leaks of privacy and encourage them to be secure. So never neglect your OWN privacy. Because privacy is not just a word, It you It’s your character so be aware of it.
Your Privacy In None Of Others Business
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