How to Improve the Privacy of Your Data: Security Recommendations

Today, there is nothing more valuable than our personal data. It is very important to stay safe to avoid any inconvenience. From a suspicious deposit to your account, to a significant loss of money (if we talk about a bank account). That our phones have a fingerprint or that our WhatsApp application is password protected if we log in from another mobile, they do not represent sufficient actions to be able to have a good level of data privacy.

There are essential tips that you can start putting them into practice from now on. It is never too late to start and it only takes a few minutes to do so.


Password Management

Just having a password account does not imply that we are safe. We must opt for passwords that have the appropriate length and difficulty. Many of the applications and services have a password assistant that tells you if the password you entered is safe or not, and even tells us if what is missing is to comply with some condition to create passwords.

On the other hand, it is almost necessary to have a password manager. There comes a point where we have many accounts of all kinds and we cannot change the passwords of all. Having a manager facilitates this task and allows you to have a robust password for each account. Although it is much easier to remember and manage, it is not recommended to have the same password for everything. Especially, if it is a very simple one to guess. For example, your name followed by the 123456 number series.

Manage the privacy of the data you share

This may take a little more time, depending on the application or service we are managing. Take as an example Google, your global account that is associated with other applications such as YouTube, Maps and the search engine itself, has several options that you can enable or disable. These options have to do with the option of sharing your location in real time, using your browsing preferences to recommend content and much more.

Be aware of what we are sharing

For many people, it is difficult not to feel like sharing what they are doing on social platforms such as Instagram or Tik Tok. However, a simple photograph can provide useful information to cybercriminals to violate data that has to do with you or with people close to you.

We must also bear in mind that, whatever we wish to share, we must do so with the full consent of others. Of course, if we are talking about a group photograph or one where one or more people simply appear “by surprise”. It is better to avoid awkward moments than to deal with them.

Take precautions in your workplace

Any person working in a company is aware that working life must be separated from personal life. It is true that it is impossible to avoid sharing moments of relaxation with those colleagues with whom we share the most every day. However, this can have serious consequences, according to the codes of conduct of each company.

You should not pass this code of conduct at any time, especially when you are sharing photographs or any other type of content on social networks. Failure to do so may result in lawsuits that may result in both personal and economic harm.