Even if you are not a president, you need to protect your privacy from the interference of third persons. Maintaining confidentiality of information, using social networks, online resources and storages in a reasonable manner will ensure the security of your future, as well as prevent infringement upon your personal boundaries.
Why is privacy so important?
Regardless of social status and life preferences, modern people need to maintain confidentiality, both for practical and ideological reasons. After all, everyone has the right to privacy, many previous generations have fought for it, giving us the opportunity today to lead the life the way we wish.
Confidentiality is the legal right of everyone.
As noted in article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, no one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks. But in today’s world of innovative technologies the secrecy of correspondence, e-mail file sharing, photos, and other important information are often compromised due to the easy access of scammers to files and online resources.
Hacking into accounts, access codes or chat rooms can often cause problems not only in a person’s private life, but the life of his family, and very often his business is in danger of collapse. Therefore, there should be privacy in everyone’s life, regardless of occupation, age and other factors.
It’s a well-known fact, that whenever any sort of information comes to wrong hands, it can becomes dangerous and may be used against the person. Very often people who use Google and Facebook, quickly become frustrated after having trusted their secrets to these companies. After all, the rule of history is that the data storage from these and other resources can be easily obtained without any difficulties. Then the attackers use it as compromising material or a tool of blackmail and achievement of other unflattering purposes.
No one can say what fate will prepare for us. And if you are an active user of social networks and blogs today, you should remember that not a single file, even a remote one, disappears from the spaces of the world wide web. Therefore, if you don’t risk anything now, it is worth considering what will happen in decades. Life often makes unexpected turns and from an ordinary employee or a housewife you can turn into a well-known politician one day. Or you may become a famous business person. And just then all those files and photos that you carelessly uploaded to the Internet can pop up. A clear example is the hacking of Sony, as a result of which its chief manager, Amy Pascal, lost her job and her favourite life affair. In addition to each employee’s drama, the reputation and the financial side of this company suffered as well.
And now imagine that due to negligence in the past and present your business may collapse after many years of successful work. Or your personal life will turn into hell because someone overheard your conversation, which can be interpreted in any way and without any context.
Illegal data storage capturing, transferring files, photographs and other information can become a kind of nuclear weapon directed against you, your business or family, if it is kept in the hands of dishonest people. Therefore, it is worth trusting only reliable resources, which cannot be hacked even by a team of the most experienced specialists.
Always remember that any information is valuable.
Active users of Facebook or Google know that they can download an unlimited number of different files on these services for free. The reason or such “generosity” remains mysterious for many people. But why are these resources so profitable? The secret is simple - they sell all the information about you to advertising companies, but they never ask if you want to share the information with third parties. If you were asked for permission, the answer would be unequivocal - no! But using the services, you allow to be subjected to interfere your privacy, which, as it turned out, has long ceased to be confidential.
You should think about it and take care of your privacy and safety today, so that you don’t endanger it in future, because your files are your rules!