Internet has brought about a revolution in the lives of people. The need to constantly put up on the internet has led to people share all kinds of information out in the open. From name, address, phone numbers to sharing the details to bank accounts, company addresses etc – people really put it all on the internet for one reason on the other.
And this has led to the convergence of crime not just offline but on the internet too. With breach of data there are evidences of people being looted online. It thus raised a need to make stricter guidelines of data protection and risk assessment.
User data is sold on the internet
The data collected from different companies to let the user’s experience the service is collected, stored and accessed by the company later on. The data management systems are so poor that not only are they open for anyone in the company to access but also routinely sold to third parties for their analysis, reporting and surveys. Therefore user data shared on the internet is no more a personal agenda. It becomes a source for companies to derive benefits from.
Breach of privacy
The breach in the privacy caused by third party sellers is never given due attention. While the cases of frauds because of this breach of data are on a rise, there are more crimes on the internet than ever. To suspend the rising frauds the GDPR compliance requires companies to maintain proper documentation, revise the authentication and authorization of access while also assuring the customers that their personal details are safe. The trust of the customers towards the websites they rely on is highly ignored.
Unauthorized access leads to internet crimes
The data storage system of a lot of companies is so poor that anyone and everyone from the company structure is open to access data. There is no proper authorization for the data access management. Therefore what is open for the top management officials is also accessible by the low key employees too. This breach of data results in increased internet crimes, frauds in companies, etc. Data protection is required to assure the users their privacy and safety on the internet!