It is important that we are cautious of what we share through our digital devices as we give away data every time we do so. An image uploaded to a social networking platform may not present any identifying data on the surface. however, meta data is embedded into images. This data can identify what day, time and location this photograph was taken as well as the file type and size, this is an invasion of your digital privacy.
It isn’t just images that can expose data about people. Children who play video games are often putting themselves at risk of their digital privacy being invaded. Data can be identified during the game sign up process as well as whilst playing the game. Sharing of children’s names, birthdate, school uniform and location are various types of data that someone could collect. It is important that privacy settings are on and parents monitor their children when playing these games.
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