Introduction and Background Information
Sadeghi, Wachsmann & Waidner (2015) suggests that internet privacy and security refers to the safety of personal information that is published through internet platforms. Internet privacy and security incorporates a variety of components, factors, techniques as well as technologies applied in the fostering protection sensitivity on the private information, preferences and communications. Information privacy or data management is a concept of internet privacy and security that is involved in data protection. Data protection/management is the connection between the assembling and broadcasting of personal information technologically (Buch, Ganda, Kalola & Borad, 2017). In data management, there is a legal and ethical consideration in ensuring the privacy of the individuals’ bio-data is secure from the malicious people. Privacy concerns are present in every situation where personal identification information along with other sensitive data is being collected, stored, utilised and ultimately destroyed.
The Importance of Internet Privacy and Security
Managing personal internet information is significantly essential. Internet privacy and security are causing concerns for any internet user who is planning to purchase or transact online, participate in social networking platforms like Facebook, play games online and attend internet/online forums (Sadeghi, Wachsmann & Waidner, 2015). In case a password to the online account is compromised, and the personal data revealed, this information can be fraudulently utilized by the malicious user.
In the current digital world, more people are using the internet as a means or platforms of communication. The increased utilization of the internet platform and the World Wide Web in the day-to-day human connection is influencing vulnerability to the individual privacy threats. According to Buch, Ganda, Kalola & Borad (2017), personal activities, either passive or active in the internet platforms and Cyberspaces can reveal significant information about someone.
Internet Privacy Risks/Threats
Sharma, Doshi & Prajapati (2016) proposes some of the threats or risks associated with the vulnerability of poor internet privacy and security in data management. These threats include:
Management of Internet Privacy and Security
It is the concern on how to enhance and improve security to the internet users. There are a variety of approaches can be implemented in the bid to develop and maintain internet security and privacy (Williams & Levi, 2017). These include:
Internet privacy and security incorporates a variety of components, factors, techniques as well as technologies applied in the fostering protection sensitivity on the private information, preferences and communications. Managing personal internet information is significantly important (Wadhwa & Arora, 2017). The increased utilization of the internet platform and the World Wide Web in the day-to-day human communication is influencing vulnerability to the individual privacy threats. These threats include cyber crimes such as phishing, pharming, spyware and malware. Therefore, there is a need to improve and maintain internet security and privacy to avoid malicious damage.
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