Data privacy and why you need to be proactive
Welcome to the Reading Room – a short round up of interesting reading about anything and everything to do with digital communication.
A practical approach to fighting back against unwanted online exposure and how to proactively manage the privacy and security of your personal data. The author recommends that as a digital citizen, you should share less, block unnecessary gathering of data and query what data companies store about you.
An article on the findings of a research collaboration into how much data is gathered when we download smartphone apps (a lot), and how much of this is transparent to the user (not much). The findings cite the need for greater transparency, more education and strong regulatory frameworks to monitor and control the exploitation of data.