Digital Privacy- A Rising Concern amongst Netizens

From the time the World Wide Web was created by Sir Tim Berner Lee in 1989, people have experienced exponential growth in it. The digital means have multiplied to ten-folds in recent years. But is our privacy protected in the web world?

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In today’s time, when most things are executed online, protecting users‘ privacy has become the most concerning fact for the nation’s heads. While the users are vulnerable to lose their data to various sources, the biggest in the industry is also prone to face the same challenges. With great facilities comes great fear of compromising privacy!

The risk on the web world is high

If we talk about the use of “data ” in the web world, it can be concluded that it is currently one of the biggest businesses that are running worldwide. Data Theft and data leakage has been preying on people’s private affairs and selling them to the concerned department for various purposes. That is why no person is safe on the digital platform. You won’t even know that your data has been stolen or that any third party is in control of your actions. It is only going to rise time by time and worsen gravely if preventional measures are not taken promptly!

What reports suggest

A recent poll results published on WhistleOut that comprised views from 1000 adults aged between 16 and 54 reveals that 80% of them think the internet is not safe for them. 68% of them expressed that Facebook might be intruding in their lives. Tik Tok and Google were also on target by this group of people. Madeleine Peterson, the head of this research said, “Breaches, scandals, investigations, ties to government surveillance and threatened bans all contribute to the American public’s increasing distrust of big tech” which is a worthy explanation of the same. He further added, “When platforms use our own data in algorithms to show us more relatable content and ads, it can be obvious to us- sometimes we can even trace it back to a specific web search or conversation we’ve had on the platform.”

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Control measures

As vast as the tech world is, it is hard to control each user’s privacy policy at a go. It can only be done when the digital platform heads take it in their control and do not lead their users astray. It is high time they must not negotiate with a person’s private affairs and make amendments to ensure he/she feel protected while using their app or website-related services. It is not that all the times the user data is misused but chances are there that it can be! Some control measures policy must be formed by the company head sooner.

The PolicyTimes suggestion

  • The national leaders who are in control of data management in various sectors must look out and investigate this fact. They must intervene with all the digitally active platforms and curb fascinating policies that ensure a user’s privacy is protected.
  • Tech biggies like Facebook, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, etc. must also keep their privacy policies updated and regulate their user’s data from time to time so that it does not get leaked or misused by any third party.
  • While the government and tech-heads must look out on the fact to control user privacy, the common people must also be aware of the fact that how much and in what way they are allowing various sites and apps to eye on their personal information. They must not allow every app and site to access their personal data.

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