In the era of the digital revolution, information stored electronically is not only convenient. It becomes essential for many aspects of our lives. With this, however, comes the increased responsibility to ensure their security.
Recognizing the importance of this issue, the European Union has introduced a series of regulations aimed at protecting our privacy. This article focuses on shedding light on these regulations. It also provides guidance on navigating the digital world without compromising our data.
Data breaches are not just about losing your password to a social networking site. It’s a potential threat to your personal, financial, or professional life. Therefore, data administrators have the duty not only to protect this information but also to respond when there’s a leak.
If your data is at risk, the company storing it must act quickly. They are obliged to notify both you and the appropriate state authorities.
When you believe that your data is not adequately protected, you can take specific actions. Filing a complaint with the national data protection authority is the first step. This body, considering your safety, is obliged to respond within three months.
But that’s not the end of your options. You can also decide to take legal action against the company or organization that failed to safeguard your data. If you suffer losses, both financial and emotional, as a result, the law provides for compensation for you.
Cookies have become an integral part of most websites. They facilitate the use of services by remembering our preferences or browsing history. However, they also have another side – they can be used to monitor our online activity.
That’s why the European Union has introduced regulations aimed at giving us an informed choice regarding the acceptance of cookies. Websites are required to inform us about their use and give us the option of whether we want them to be stored on our device.
Awareness is key when it comes to protecting our privacy in the digital world. Thanks to the regulations of the European Union, we have the tools to control how our data is stored and used. However, it’s up to us whether we use these tools and how effectively we’ll protect our online privacy.