How to Protect Your Personal Information Online

Even if you’ve never bought anything over the net, shared a social media post or signed up for an online newsletter your personal information is out there on the Internet. What’s more, information about you is changing hands behind your back without your knowledge or consent.
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Personal Privacy: 5 Tips to Keep You Safe Online

Recently communications provider TalkTalk came forward to admit a cyber attack on its website could have led to the theft of private data from it’s UK customer base. The company’s website and computer systems have been compromised three times in just eight months, putting the personal details of up to four million UK customers at risk. The data in question hadn’t been encrypted, arguably not a legal requirement, but one could argue TalkTalk’s data ethics would have led them to encrypt client data, safeguarding against further cyber attack.
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