Online Shopping and Mobile Applications

  • Always think about who you are giving your personal data to and why. If it is not clear why your personal data is needed, always ask.
  • Read website privacy notices. Pay attention to the purpose of collecting your personal data as well as how it is used and disclosed to third parties. 
  • Control your browser settings to determine how you are being tracked online. Many websites collect usage data such as your browsing habits or IP addresses through the use of cookies. The data collected does not necessarily constitute personal data if you cannot be identified from it. It may also be used to deliver benefits such as greater convenience and a more personalised experience on the website.

Social Media

  • Carefully consider how much personal data you choose to post or share online. Once the information becomes publicly available, you may lose control over how your personal data is used.