Have you ever wondered why you find advertisements for a particular thing on social media platforms when you search for something on Google? This happens because our data is being collected and exchanged by all sorts of companies. And no! They don’t do it without our permission, and we allow them to do so. Let’s make it simple for you all to understand. Do you remember the last time you read the privacy policies to take our permission to access the data?
But we also agree without reading the Terms and Conditions given by the company. We often skip them because these documents are generally too long and full of technical and legal slang for a reader to understand.
However, to use social media, some apps must allow permission otherwise, you cannot access the website or the app. It is necessary to always watch out to whom you give access. The big companies have more ability to protect themselves than the smaller companies. So, it would be best to keep in mind that the company is well established and opt for specific security measures to protect your data before installing any apps.
Companies must present information about how they will use their users’ data. So, it is our right to get through all the policies and know how the companies will use our data. Privacy Policies are necessary because of the below-mentioned reasons:
• It provides information
• It will ensure the security measures.
Privacy policies are a great way to guarantee the security of our data. It tells you if the company is trying to sell your data or use it in other ways. This document also describes what kind of protection the company uses to protect the data. Some websites use Secure Socket Layer to secure the gathered data. Every user must understand that their data is essential and it needs to be protected. If you do not feel that a website can secure your data, then do not use it.
• This will give credibility to the websites
Since it is legally mandatory to issue privacy on the website, it gives reliability to the company. It will also ensure the users that the company adheres to the law’s rules and regulations.