The Road to Online Privacy, Protection, and Peace of Mind
How Does Presence Help?
- Locates digital footprint
- Provides recommendations
- Limits sharing of information
- Continuously monitors
Your digital footprint is constantly scrutinized. Algorithms create, store, and maintain this footprint in remote locations across geographical borders while, in some cases, a distant pair of eyes analyzes your data. That same information is cloned and harvested more times than you can count. More often than not, this data is used for financial gains. Your digital activities and communications are an important part of the revenue for many organizations.
Many compliance and internet safeguards, such as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986, and GDRP (in Europe), exist to protect a user’s sensitive information from being stolen or duplicated. Still, those compliance laws do not ensure complete online privacy. That being said, the primary responsibility for data protection and security ultimately lies with us, the “users.”
Taking responsibility for personal data protection is easier said than done. Many internet users don’t have the appropriate tools, the knowledge, or even the motivation to secure their online privacy. With modern advances in technology, the internet is constantly evolving, growing at a pace most cannot keep up with.
So, what can the average user do? Where does one start?
Begin by taking the time to understand best practices around safely interacting with the virtual world we live in today. Our CEO has come up with 10 tips and recommendations to get you started. It may sound like a lot to learn, but many inexpensive yet effective tools can help you. For instance, Presence is an affordable new tool that discovers and monitors your entire digital footprint around the world wide web. At a high level, Presence will help you to do these four basic things to guide you on a path to online privacy, protection, and peace of mind:
- Find where your personal information exists on the internet.
- Provide you recommendations on how to remove yourself from potentially dangerous and harmful locations.
- Limit the sharing of personal and private information on social media platforms.
- Administer continuous audits and monitor your social media platforms to limit their capabilities in collecting private information on you and your loved ones.
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