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Personal Data Privacy and You

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Adult Education, Centura College, Computer Network Management


In the expanding online and digitally connected world, privacy is gaining increasing attention. While the average American is beginning to recognize and understand the true value of their personal information, people also continue to express concerns about their privacy online.

Lately, a slew of research has been released about how the public perceives the digital economy’s impact on their privacy. According to research conducted by the Pew Research Center, 91% of Americans believe they’ve lost control over how their personal information is collected and used by companies, and 64% believe the government needs to do more to regulate the way advertisers use our personal information. In light of the recent Sony and Anthem hacks, the latter affecting upwards of 80 million Americans, personal information security should be a concern for us all. Just ask those folks who had their credit card information stolen after shopping at Target…

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