CyberScout

What Is online privacy?

Online privacy, also known as internet privacy or digital privacy, refers to how much of your personal, financial, and browsing information remains private when you’re online. Internet-related privacy issues exist on a spectrum, from information you don’t mind sharing (such as a public social media account) to nuisance privacy compromises (targeted ads, for instance) to public embarrassment or breaches that affect your personal life (financial breaches or professional setbacks).  

However, online privacy has less to do with what you are doing and more to do with who you are AND what you are doing. On the internet, data has high value. It’s stolen, sold, collected, and analyzed. The most important thing to remember about your privacy is that it is YOURS. It is your information, your habits and patterns, and your actions. Therefore, you should want to protect it in any way possible.