Privacy is a fundamental right, serving as the foundation upon which many other human rights are built. Privacy enables us to create barriers and manage boundaries to protect ourselves from unwanted interference in our lives.
Personal information refers to the recorded information about an identifiable individual.
- Examples of personal information:
- Biographical information or current living situation
- Looks, appearance and behavior
- Workplace data and information about education
- Private and subjective data
- Health, sickness and genetics
How Personal Information is Used
How your personal information is being used by companies:
- To improve the customer experience
- To refine a company’s marketing strategy
- To transform the data into cash flow
- To secure more data
How Personal Information is Stored
How your personal information is being stored by companies:
- Data Management Firms
- Cloud Storage
How Personal Information is Processed
Processing personal data refers to any operations performed on this personal data (whether those operations are automated or not). Common types of personal data processing include:
- Destroying data
How Personal Information is Shared
- Data has become one of the world’s most valuable resources thanks to the rapid digital transformation of global industries.
- Data brokers are companies that collect information about you and then sell that data to others, usually companies or individuals.
- Some of these buyers will use your information to create online ads that are targeted specifically to you.
How To Secure Personal Information
Steps to protect your personal information:
- Create strong passwords
- Be mindful of what you share on social media
- Watch out for links and attachments
- Back-up your data
- Keep all software on your PC up-to-date
- Verify the web site you are on is safe
- Once online, always online
- Set Up Multifactor Authentication
Why is it Important to keep your Personal Information Private & Secure
- Prevent identity theft
- Protect your financial information
- Avoid being robbed
- Protect your employability
- Maintain your business’s reputation
- Protect your freedom of thought
- Defend yourself in legal proceedings
- Protect yourself from threats that don’t exist yet
Intellectual Property Right
Intellectual property rights (IPR) are rights granted to creators and owners of works that are the result of human intellectual creativity.
Why Intellectual Property is Important
- Intellectual property protection is critical to fostering innovation. Without protection of ideas, businesses and individuals would not reap the full benefits of their inventions and would focus less on research and development.
- Similarly, artists would not be fully compensated for their creations and cultural vitality would suffer as a result.