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Protecting your privacy online

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Living in the era of modern technology and the Internet, there is no way of escaping the question of how safe we are really and whether our personal information is really secure online. We send messages, pay our bills, buy clothes, post our photos and even bet online.

Be careful

Before anybody starts using online services, they should get informed about how to protect their privacy. Leaving your personal data on some unreliable sites can lead to problems. As an illustration, someone can use your password for social media to send fake messages from your profile to your followers, which can sometimes be offensive and rude. Also, if you share passwords for your debit or credit cards and online paying services, you can soon find yourself without any funds on your account.

Gambling and privacy


One of the most important areas where privacy should be highly protected is on online gambling/betting platforms. Gambling operators should make sure that they protect their customers’ privacy in order not to endanger their security and lose their trust. When people visit the gambling/betting platform, they want their privacy to be respected. Gambling operators use cookies to collect personal information about the users, to manage their transactions or to send them advertisements according to their browsing history and it that way personalize their experience. Gambling operators are advised to inform customers about using cookies and the information they gather, and to be sure that they got a consent from the customers for using this information.

Be informed

Clients should always read the Privacy Notice in detail to be clear in their data will be secure. On some betting sites, you even have the right to require a copy of your personal information that is being kept in their database. There is also a possibility to demand some of your information to be erased. If users want to be sure they are protected, they must be informed why and for how long operators hold their information and to know if they keep private information, such as credit card numbers in their own database or they use the help of the third party, which means secure systems for payments.

Better safe than sorry

When using other online services, such as social networks, browsers or sites, one must always think twice before leaving any personal information. It’s important to keep in mind not to share sensitive information, such as the year of birth, gender, phone number, or the password for your social media or credit card profiles.

Together with all this, it’s also important to install an antivirus software on all of your devices and update them regularly. Why is this important? Because if the antivirus program scans your computer, it cleans it from viruses or malware and it can save you from potential hackers who could steal your personal data.

Another advice of equal importance is to be really careful about the things you post on your social networks. One mistake is enough to regret it all your life. If you leave a status update that you plan a family weekend trip, you become a potential victim of burglars.

Conclusion


On the whole, we are living in the time when people are fighting hard to keep their privacy really private, and you should be smart and always make sure not to give more information about yourself than it is obligatory and always get informed why that information is requested from you.

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