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Data Privacy Week 2022: What Is Your Convenience Worth?

  • 25 January 2022
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Data Privacy Week 2022: What Is Your Convenience Worth?

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Userlevel 5
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I’m all on board with the intentions of GDPR, but the implementation is often SO user-hostile!

Userlevel 3

Very interesting! Thanks for the post. I’ve never been that convinced by GDPR, it seems to just be terminology used to scare people into more services!

Userlevel 7
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Good read thanks.

Online safety is a tough one to teach everyone. Even those ‘in the know’ can find it hard to recognise fake emails and links.

Things are getting better though (although unfortunately mostly due to people learning from mistakes) and my 6 year old daughter is learning about online safety whilst being introduced to computers so hopefully it is now becoming something that people grow up with as we go along.

Userlevel 5
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GDPR and likes of data are a huge factor that we all have to consider, whether we care about it or not.

At the end of the day, having the best security measures such as MFA/Two-Factor can save your account from data breaches more than you know it.

 

Even MFA can be bypassed but, it’s better than having a password only protected account..

 

Do your part and save your account before it’s too late!

Userlevel 1

Thanks Keenan.   Normally reads like this are tough to get through but this was well written and entertaining.  Thanks for sharing.

Well written article.

Userlevel 1

Well written article, Opens your eyes as to how important Data Privacy is.

Userlevel 3

I would like to start off with how great this article is with actually making people aware of the concerns about security.

 

I don’t think anyone can be 100% safe online as using the online automatically exposes the user to threat from all different angles.

 

All companies are exposed in various methods and personally I think all of these big words from security companies give people a false sense of protection as all diligence is gone out of the window when people say they’re protected.

 

Thank you for this article this has give me somethings to go over with the team.

 

 

Userlevel 7
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Data Privacy is always important, for all staff of all organizations to understand. The global pandemic has made things even worse where a lot of people work remotely, this in return had phishing attacks increase dramatically. Not many customers and organizations want to really hear about data privacy or GDPR (well should they decide to actually do something some time soon in the near future other than just being another buzz word out there). The sad reality as always, is it only start to matter WHEN they are affected. Thus we as professionals always have to strive our best to stay current, and up to date with the latest trends and fashions in the industry, to be mature enough to do our duties as best as humanly possible to try protect our customers and avoid issues, and to raise the awareness of this as well as the importance of this at all possible opportunities we can get. MFA…. MFA…. MFA…. MFA…. crucial to start with and have implemented across the board. 

Userlevel 7
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In smaller organisations, its far easier to explain and promote the real understanding of what data privacy is all about. I always take the time to explain that using their work email to sign up to online forums, polls and the likes should be avoided and for them to use a Gmail or Hotmail account, heck even a protonmail account so that they can keep things away from the business as best they can.
The larger organisations, the staff usually don’t care, and these are the ones you usually deal with pretty quickly in their (usually) limited time with said companies. Sorry, but your end users have to be made to understand that nothing can protect them 100% online and that common sense and the buck landing at their own feet, and NOT the IT people when they screw up, should be enforced more heavily in larger organisations. The IT people being blamed for ineptitude is long gone!

 

Userlevel 5

Some think: "it doesn't happen to me, who do you want my data to be interested in?".

I find an analogy between the no-vax attitude and the privacy attitude of many people.

They think that problems can only happen to others but then when they do they regret it bitterly.

I agree with those who have already written that much more information and awareness is needed.

Userlevel 3

Well written article, that gives a lot to think about!

Userlevel 4

Very good story. my tips for the day.

Keep your main email account safe with MFA. Reset your browser on a regular base. 

 

Userlevel 6
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Thanks for great written.

Very good written. Credit freezing is likely US only, never heard of it in the EU. 

Userlevel 4

Interesting take on the “Is there any real reason this app needs access to my microphone?” It raises the question of the privacy rights of Alexa users. Are all conversations being recorded?  

 

On a lighter note there is a great movie from 1974, The Conversation. Highly recommend it. 

 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071360/

Userlevel 4
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A good description of the problem along with helpful guidance to avoid becoming the next victim.  If something looks too good to be true then it is potentially problematic.  Similarly, if something seeks too much information about you then question the motives and review the intent to potentially bring harm to you.

The continuing education is appreciated by all and keep up the great work!

Thanks,

Ari

 

Great article about data privacy

Userlevel 6
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Considering privacy vs convenience really strikes a chord with me. So many of our clients put convenience first and it takes a lot of conversation to get them to realize the real importance of privacy. One thing is for certain, once they experience a breach they are on board with every recommendation previously made and they want it done yesterday. It’s an individual thing, some people by nature choose to see things in a positive light because the reality is often an uncomfortable conversation.

Userlevel 7
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We have to be more aware of these situations like Phishing sites, Scam Emails and Scam Texts and to train ones we know and that’s including our families! Having a good AV like Webroot protects us in many ways like the Web Shield and and the Identity Shield but we can never let our guard down.

Userlevel 7
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I cannot speak for the younger generation (I am 61) but when I went to school, calculators were just coming into the school, and I can imagine that quite a few people I knew at school have little idea about online security. All that some people do is buy the computer connect it up to the web and think that is all they need. What is needed is more publicity to raise peoples awareness of online privacy and keeping themselves safe because right now there is precious little about Data Privacy Week that I can see around.

Userlevel 7
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@TylerM ,

That’s a really interesting take! I’m curious if there’s any stats available on GDPR effectiveness. I do know that it has definitely added a layer of leverage that ransomware operators can hold over their victims. I wonder whether it’s been a net benefit at all or if it’s mostly been a bad piece of legislation!

Userlevel 7
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Thanks Keenan!

Loving the Gifs!

Also I’m not sure GDPR has brought anything to the table other than more leverage for criminals in their extortion!

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