Personal Data Explained

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In many respects, our personal data is the ‘currency’ of the internet – which means we need to protect it. This brief video clarifies the essentials.

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Name, email, postal address, phone number … we think next to nothing about entering these into the multitude of sites or services that we visit and use every day. Besides obvious functions such as online shopping or verifying payment details, however, what is this data actually used for? What happens to it after we’ve handed it over in digital form? And more worryingly, how safe is it? We’ve all heard horror stories of internet users having their bank details or their very identity harvested online by hackers with criminal intent. This short video unpacks what you need to know.