In January, we published an article outlining the security implications of data being collected by third-party data processing companies and aggregated in bulk by Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter.
This month, we’re taking a closer look at what you need to know about data collection and sharing by these companies and how to protect yourself.
In this article, we’ll talk about what information companies can collect about you, how to choose a privacy setting that will protect your privacy, and how you can limit the scope of data collected and shared by companies that you trust.1.
What is data collection?1.1 What is an “attempted collection”?
When you purchase a product from a retailer, a company can collect information about you and collect data about your activity using cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies.2.
What are data processing technologies?2.1 Web analytics3.
What information can be collected?4.
How can I control my data collection1.
Use a “data privacy” setting that protects your privacy.
The default setting is “no data collection” for online transactions.
You can choose whether to share this setting with your ISP, which will collect and store your data.2a.
Privacy settings are different for every service.
In some services, your privacy settings will be saved and you’ll have to enter them each time you use the service.2b.
Other services, like email, will not store your privacy preferences.3.1 Some services don’t have a privacy settings page.3a.
Some services offer privacy settings that are set up to allow you to manage how and when your data is collected and used.3b.
Others, like Amazon, will store your preferences on your Amazon Cloud Platform account, but you’ll need to sign in to the Amazon account and use a special “Amazon Web Services” account.2c.
Amazon also allows you to configure your privacy setting on your account, and you can change it anytime.3d.
For other services, you can disable cookies.4.
What kinds of information can companies collect about me?4a.
Data can be sent and stored about you through various channels, including social networks, text messages, your shopping cart, and your email.4b.
Data collected includes your IP address, browser type, device type, and other information that can be used to identify you and identify your device.4c.
If you opt out of these types of data collection, the data will still be collected and may be used.4d.
If your information is collected in bulk, your data will be shared among multiple services.5.
How do I control the scope and scope of my data collected?5.1 Choose a “Data privacy” settings that will limit the amount of data you can share with third parties.6.
What if I don’t want to share my privacy settings with my ISP?6.1 You can also choose to have your privacy set to “no contact” and to have Amazon, Facebook or Google use a “no-contact” setting when collecting information.7.
What do I need to do to protect my personal data from unauthorized use?7.1 To protect your data from theft, you should change your settings to disable access to your data when you change your password or if you disable your account.7-1a.
If a company collects your information for a specific purpose, it must notify you before you opt-out of that data collection.7a.b.
If the company collects information for non-commercial purposes, it has to notify you when the information is used for purposes that violate your privacy rights.7b.c.
In all cases, your choices should be limited to protect your interests.8.
How much does it cost to protect personal data?8.1 How much information do I have to share with my privacy setting?8-1A.
If companies collect your information, they’ll have a number of options to control what you can and cannot share with them.
The most common types of privacy settings available to companies are “no,” “no”, “do not,” and “select.”8-2b,8-3c,8–4d,8a.
“Do not share” allows companies to share information only with you or with third-parties that you choose.8a-2a: If you don’t choose to share, the information will be automatically deleted.8-4b: If a third party has requested your email address or other information, the company can ask for that information by providing you with an email address.8b-1: If companies have collected your information by using “do-not-track” technology, companies can block the tracking of that information.8c: If data is sent from your device