By Savvy Cyber Kids September 6, 2019
Changes in privacy regulation often get attention in the mass media, but not always enough clarity. Although the headlines are designed to elicit a wide range of emotional responses, the details about the actual impact of the privacy legislation are often lacking.
Although it’s worthwhile to ask yourself how the changes impact you, your family, and your business, there is a more important question to ask: What am I doing to ensure my privacy so that changing regulations won’t impact me?
Online privacy is and will remain an issue here in the United States and around the world. There are some countries that regulate the privacy of their citizens’ data to the point where there are prohibitions limiting certain types of private data from leaving a country’s geographic borders. Although the intent of the legislation is often commendable, it’s pretty much impossible to stop a piece of data from crossing a specific geographic boundary.
No matter the intent of any legislation that may have been passed or that will be passed, and no matter what a specific piece of legislation from a country or collection of countries dictates, you are the only one who can truly control what happens to the privacy of your information—but only if you really want to. None of the solutions are easy, but they can help ensure your privacy.
Here are some steps that you can take to get your privacy back under your control.
Using some of these privacy-enhancing tools might require you to make changes to your browsing habits, but some are less invasive to your browsing style than others. Try out a few new privacy tools to see which ones work best for you.
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