Lately it seems like the acronym GDPR has been on everyone’s lips. Well, at least as far as everyone who spends time online is concerned. You’ve probably got more than a few emails lately mentioning GDPR in relation to privacy updates.
That’s because most online businesses are currently in the process of making certain changes in order to comply with the GDPR. Furthermore, it is mandatory for these companies to let their users know about these changes, hence the aforementioned emails. The GDPR is set to go into effect starting with May 25th.
For most of us, the internet has cemented itself in everyday life. In under just 50 years the internet has gone from a single research network for scientists to a world-wide web of networks.
This has seen a wealth of information become available right at our finger tips. Unlimited hours of information and entertainment in its many forms can be accessed by anyone with an internet connection, limited only by the battery on their smartphone.
What this has also seen however, is the increased risk of the theft of information. The internet facilitates a huge amount of transactions every day including communication, shopping, financial and entertainment services. With so much information shooting along the information superhighway, privacy and security is a common concern among individuals and businesses alike.
Traditionally, the realm of cybersecurity has always been just a geek talk among the geeks. As a matter of fact, most people do not really bother much with cybersecurity despite knowing its importance. This is because they have given up on cybersecurity simply because it is too much hassle. In other words, the general public are just overwhelmed with the online perils that they do not want to do anything with the cybersecurity. Hence, this is why it is very important to humanize cybersecurity so that everyone can truly benefit from it.