What do you do when you are out and want to know the cricket score?
Check the internet right!
Internet is no doubt the most powerful source of information!
Thanks to the internet, in just one click, we can get to know “What is the score of India?” “How is the stock market today?” and the list goes on!
We can also know, “Which restaurant our friend has been to today?” “Where has she gone for the summer holidays?”
Yes, information of all kinds is easily accessible because of the internet! All information is just a click away!
But doesn’t this pose a threat to one’s privacy?
Doesn’t this increase the risk of misusage of one’s personal information?
Though the internet has made it easier to access information, it has also endangered people’s privacy!
“Privacy is one of the essential rights of humans, and we all cherish it”, says Advocate Viraj Patil, the best advocate in Navi Mumbai.
Isn’t your privacy dear to you?
Would you like it if someone exploits your privacy or misuses your personal information?
That’s the reason why most people feel reluctant to shop online or share their personal information online! They fear that their data will leak, and confidentiality won’t be maintained!
There is a feeling of distrust among people towards the internet and online systems!
So, how to build trust?
How to assure consumers that their personal information wouldn’t be misused and will be kept confidential?
The answer to the above questions is one, and that is ‘transparency’!
According to Advocate Viraj Patil, transparency is the key to gaining trust! A business operating online should let its customers know for what purpose are they collecting information from them, where they will use that information, with whom they will share the data, and more!
They need to be transparent with their customers and users to gain their trust!
Have you noticed a form that pops up after you open a website?
Or have you visited the contact us page of a website?
What do you see there?
You see a form there that asks you to fill in your personal details.
So, what sort of details do they ask you to fill in the form?
The details they ask you to fill in are mostly related to the products or services offered by the company or the website owner.
Have you seen a food website asking for information about your blood group?
But why do companies ask for our details?
So that they can know us and our needs and preferences better, which can help them serve us in the best way possible!
Where are you reading this article?
On the internet, correct?
Where do you watch your favorite web shows?
Online, isn’t it?
How do you chat with your friends who live far from you?
Using the internet and social media, right?
The world is indeed going digital. The pandemic has increased the use of the internet and has given birth to a new era, called the ‘era of digitalization!
Digitalization has helped us survive the pandemic and proved to be a lifeline! The internet is no doubt the most significant source of entertainment and information!
What is the current price of gold?
Don’t know? Check on the internet! Information on each and everything is just a click away!
Yes, the internet has made information so easily accessible to us! Not only can we get easy access to information related to things but also people!
What did your friend have for dinner last night?
Don’t know? Check your social media! Your friend might have posted it!
But isn’t too much information scary!
What if someone misuses this information?
The risk of misusing personal data has increased due to digitalization and the internet.
One’s right to privacy is at a greater risk of getting endangered because of the growing digitalization.