A data breach is the act of disclosure of private or secured data be it an accident or by an attack. This year had a lot of these data breaches with some actually large number of people getting affected. Some of the big tech companies failed to protect the data and even some government officials as well. The data can be of any type from bank account details to your social media profile information. Take some time to think about what type of data a company possibly is saving after providing you the services.
A social media website collects your social information, a health-related app takes your medical data, banking, and transition app possibly has your payment details. Similarly, there are thousands of apps and companies that collect different data from users. This year data of millions of customers got breached or accessed by someone who shouldn’t have access to it. Even payment data was breached in the Wawa incident while many other data breach examples are there from this year. All these incidents are the reality of how much secure your data is in the digital world. You don’t know but some can actually find you with the data that they can access after these attacks.
Your privacy is very much not secure in this digital world and you should understand that by the fact that tech giants are failing at securing user’s data. The best you can do is to get services from the most trusted companies and make just check for once how they actually use your data. There is no way you can make sure your data gets completely secure as there are people doing cyber crimes. You can’t stop them from breaking into A company database of collected user’s data.