The Digital Code

Cybercrime has been increasing, and with the eventual dependence on digital technology it is important to keep your data safe and browse the internet in the safest way possible. The Policy of Data Protection needs to be revised properly and thoroughly to ensure Digital India is a positive factor for India.

The Digital Code
The Digital Code

All sorts of business activities such as financial transactions, marketing, etc. and private activities such as bill payments, internet history and others are dominated by the digital platform. Artificial intelligence, bots, big data and other digital remedies are seen to dominate the world with its extra creative solutions and ease in our day to day lives. However security is the issue when such things become very dependent upon.

The Aadhar Card breach rumour was one example of how such a scare affected a billion people in India. The rumour of anonymous people selling details of Aadhaar Card by a payment of Indian Rs. 500 was dismissed by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Thursday.

A study by security provider Gemalto showed that retailers (76 per cent), banks (74 per cent) and social media sites (71 per cent) operating in India have a lot of security to be looked into.

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With so little done by businesses, websites and social media in terms of digital security there are ways that you can ensure security is maintained yourself.

  • Ensure password is not the same across several accounts, as if one account is breached the remaining can easily be logged into too.
  • Password should compromise of Capital letters, simple letters, numbers and symbols to ensure the password is hard to recognize and guess.
  • Enable two factor authentications in your online accounts. Avoid websites which do not have two factor authentications.

The government of India needs tob e taking steps in terms of digital safety such as-

  • Exclusive data digital laws such as data protection should be drafted in a more detailed manner
  • Making sure data in banks and e commerce is secured and encrypted
  • Tedious processes such as filling of documents and retyped in the computer should be digitised to reduce time consumption and mistakes made