Happy Data Privacy Day! Time to value more and protect your digital data

Interested in reading a good story? I’m up for an intriguing tale anytime. I bet you’re going to enjoy the one below because it’s a story about you.

You wake up every day, go to work, maybe have a fight with a colleague or your boss; then chat with your friends. Some nights you go out and have fun, others, you spend indoors and watch a movie. Every day is more or less the same, over and over again. But this is just the big picture and they say that details count the most; they’re the ones that make a valid story.

Your daily habits say a lot, if not everything about your personality, personal preferences and even political beliefs. And today, all these details are exposed in the digital world.

Here is how. If you have a daily routine (or at least similar) to the one bellow, maybe you should consider some useful advice:

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7.30 am – You start out your day as usual, heading for a jog or a bike ride. Before you go, you think it would be a good idea to share your jogging or cycling route on social media. You do that because you either like to keep a digital journal of your activities or just like to show your friends and everyone else how you stay fit and healthy.

2

10.00 am – You arrive at the office and you start working on your tasks; but when you go online, you can’t focus because there are several fashion clothing ads that pop-up. That is because a day before you Googled sales on winter coats.

3

13.30 pm – Time for lunch break. Of course, we all know you don’t spend all the time eating. You’re checking your phone for messages, or even do some online shopping (maybe one of those ads was convincing enough).

4

6.00 pm – You are just about to head home but before you go, you send a mail to Lucy (your best friend) from your work computer in which you describe a personal situation – let’s say details of a fight you had with your boyfriend/husband. That’s an honest mistake, even if you’re using your personal email account (which is highly recommendable).

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6.30 pm – After work, you meet Megan (another very good friend of yours) for a drink but invite more friends to come over and share your location on WhatsApp, while you’re using an open and free Wi-Fi network. Technically, all WhatsApp features are encrypted and it’s perfectly understandable why you and everyone else uses them.

Imagine all these details are pieces of a puzzle that once put together, they compile a unique image: yourself. “Someone” on the other side of your computer or smartphone can see every digital move you make. Isn’t this a scary thought? If not scary, it’s at least worrisome and creepy.

Even if you believe you’ve got nothing to hide, your online privacy is just as important as being private in your own home or anywhere else you’d like. That’s why a VPN, such as CyberGhost is always helpful.

CyberGhost can help you in each of the situations mentioned above.

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Can’t escape the social media “drug”? Connect to CyberGhost VPN, the privacy tool that hides your IP, assigning you a new one. Hackers will still see what you post on social media (you’re aware all the info stays there forever, right?), but they won’t be able to track your other online activities and complete the puzzle.

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There is a way to get rid of annoying pop-up ads thanks to the “Block ads” feature that was implemented within CyberGhost. So, you’ll enjoy a more pleasant and less annoying online experience.

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3

Online transactions reveal your financial details, which are quite a delight for hackers. That is why you can have secure online transactions with CyberGhost thanks to the “HTTPS redirect feature” that protects your from accessing unsafe online banking sites.

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It’s ok to share your personal life with your friends, but how would you feel if you knew a foreigner would read those conversation as well? Not so good, I’m sure. CyberGhost VPN encrypts your online data. In translation, that means snoopers will only see some scrambled code they cannot decipher.

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Open and unknown Wi-Fi networks are the most exposed to data hacking. The more often you surf the web when connected to open Wi-Fis, the more chances you give digital spies to see all the details you share from your mobile phone. That is why you can secure any Wi-Fi connection with CyberGhost.

These are just a few recommendations from CyberGhost as we honor the international Data Privacy Day on January 28th. Protecting our digital information has become more important than ever; in fact, it’s a necessity and you should not overlook it or think “this could never happen to me”.

Benefit of our Special Privacy Month offer where you can save 77 % on a 3-year subscription plan; but you can choose other advantageous deals as well. Secure your digital data with CyberGhost!

About the author

Dana Vioreanu
Dana Vioreanu

Even though her degree is in Sociology, which technically has nothing to do with writing, all her previous jobs implied working for websites, taking care of content and writing articles.
By the way, if you’re interested in studying abroad, feel free to ask her a few pointers, because for about two years and a half, she learned almost everything there is to know about international studies.

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  • hello!

    Are you guys going to implement the double VPN (trafic going through 2 vpn servers) like most other VPN companies are now offering?

    • Hey there,
      We do not currently offer a double VPN but your feedback has definitely been forwarded. This is a feature that we will likely provide in the future but I’m afraid we can’t provide any time frame for this.
      So just keep on following us as we’ll provide our users updates on any change regarding our services.
      Thanks again for your feedback. Cheers!

      • Thank you Dana 🙂

        Yes it would be great to have that, multi hops for increased security.. (maybe am too paranoid! lol)

        Have a great day!

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