FOUNDATIONS OF DATA PROTECTION
WHAT IS DATA PROTECTION?
Address, date of birth, bank account data – a lot of information about you is stored as a matter of course. But what happens when your data is passed on to others? How can you protect your own data?
The term “data protection” does not mean the protection of data itself. “Data protection” wants to protect the people whose data is collected, stored and used. Data protection regulations are laid down in laws. They are designed to prevent people from losing control of their personal data. People should always be able to decide for themselves how their data is used. This is called informational self-determination.
THE TRANSPARENT MAN
At first glance it is not always clear which data we leave behind on the Internet. However, we often disclose very personal data.
Use the before and after comparison to find out which information is available about Anna-Lena on the Internet.
Data protection starts with the device that is being used. Keep your smartphone, PC or tablet software up to date. You can prevent unauthorized access by using PINs, passwords or fingerprint or face scanners. Anti-virus programs on mobile devices also offer protection.
A quick e-mail check while you are underway? Public networks are a convenient way to connect to the Internet. However, there are a few things you should be aware of.
Find out more on the next page!
PROTECT YOUR DATA
Stay in control and be proactive! You have learned about many possibilities in this module: change the privacy settings of your social networks or protect your devices. Data protection is your right – use it!
You can find a summary of the module in the download section.