Is My Privacy Truly Private?

There’s a fine line between having privacy and technology. Companies have been known to sell their customers personal information to third party sources. The information being sold is done with unknown consent of their customers. They provide long user agreements that most people probably do not read. Although, companies create disclaimers that states the information will be protected there are still leaks. There’s honestly nothing I will purposely give up my privacy for. The information provided could be the way the government distinguishes me from others. For example, your social security number is very important to keep safe because it is used as a form of your identity and how the things you do a tracked. You only get one number so if that information is leaked now you can have an issue of identity fraud. I am very dependent on technology. I use it on a day to day basis, so it has access to a lot of my personal information. However, I assume that the information I share is only done so between me and the items I use. I believe that if I’m going to pay for or risk interacting with any type of technology, I should receive the right of safe space. I do not want to find out I’m one of many, who’s information has been leaked. When people receive that information one is not aware of what they plan to do with it. Our personal information is our identity and ways to manage our financials, security, etc. Recently, the school actually faced a cyber attack. When providing our information to the school we were not expecting to lose privacy of our information. We believed that the information would be safe because we have “security measures” in place, just as passwords and two step verification. I’ve come to realize that working with any technology and entering personal information, often required, is a risky task in general.

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