Privacy: Concepts, Tools and Tips to protect your privacy

Generally speaking, privacy means freedom from interference or intrusion. And when we speak in terms of information, information privacy is your right to control the way your personal information is collected and used. Think about the numerous privacy policies you’ve had to agree to in order to download any apps, start using online services, etc.

Throughout the years, privacy has been looked at through different prisms. If you mention privacy to people these days, you’ll mostly hear about Facebook and related social media platforms collecting data about you, and the pesky advertisers who know exactly which ads to show you, giving you a sense of breached privacy. Data is the new oil, and a lot of today’s privacy expressly concerns “data privacy”.

Data privacy is focused on the use and governance of personal information, involving policies that regulate the ways in which users’ private information is stored and used. While it’s often considered a synonym for security, it really isn’t; security is more about protecting data, but that doesn’t ensure privacy.

As it’s a crucial part of cyberspace, “Privacy” has its own category on the SecurityTrails blog. Here you’ll find posts that examine the topic of cyber espionage (truly the modern cloak-and-dagger genre), some of the best private search engines available to ensure your privacy while browsing the web, top DNS servers for improving online privacy, and much more.