What are the most effective methods to protect your online privacy?

Very simple, actually: just don’t share anything online that you don’t want to have online.And also pay attention to the fact that others treat your privacy carefully.

That means, above all, that you should pay attention to social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram where many people actually share every fart they leave.Well, you don’t get any privacy…

But also make sure that your partner, parents, children and other family members share nothing about you online without your permission.If that happens, you can report it to the relevant social media under the heading of the GDPR which simply prohibits the sharing of private information without your explicit consent. The person who shared the junk message will be alerted. And they will quickly realize who has reported them.

If you would like to be online to share jokes and so on with others, use a pseudonym.This is difficult with Facebook and some other media because you have to use your real name there. Shouldn’t be a problem in itself because they don’t ask for your ID. This is especially useful if you have a strong political opinion that you want to share online but do not want your friends, family and colleagues to know that you are keeping that particular opinion on it. So if you secretly vote for the PVV while your whole family prefers to support the PVDA, then a pseudonym is very useful.

Certain browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox allow you to use multiple user accounts and switch between user.I use Google Chrome and for every GMail address you have (including your Google GSuite accounts) You can create a user within Chrome and thus work with multiple accounts. One for yourself and one for your pseudonym. With your own account, you log in to your normal accounts and link your pseudonym account with your pseudonym accounts. That way, you can sit down with two accounts on Facebook or Instagram. You can keep your real accounts pretty closed so that only friends and family can see them. Your pseudonym can then be used for anything and everything you want. That’s just to vent your heart and express your opinions without people knowing you’re behind.

Besides the things that come across in the other answer, there is also the privacy of your data on websites.The legislation adopted at the end of May 2018 allows you to indicate what information you want to share and what you do.

On * every * website, your browsing and clicking behaviour is analysed.Then you’ll see more content on topics, what you’ve looked at, and less of other stuff. But a (rather frightening accurate) profile of yours is also compiled. Even if you turn off all the data options, there is still plenty left. This information is often resold to third parties (marketing companies, advertising companies, etc.). And that may just still be.

Firewalls can help you, but the most effective method is not going online at all.

First think, then just click.

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