Q1 It is not uncommon to hear, “I shop online because it is convenient”.
(a) What exactly does convenience mean? Explain.
(b) Is it easier to shop online than to drive to the store a half a mile away? Share your thoughts.
Q2 (a) How important is the privacy of your personal information to you? Why?
(b) Will this motivate you to stay away from using social media?
(c) What will you miss out on if you opt to do so
Data privacy has always been important. It’s why people put locks on filing cabinets and rent safety deposit boxes at their banks. But as more of our data becomes digitized, and we share more information online, data privacy is taking on greater importance.
A single company may possess the personal information of millions of customers—data that it needs to keep private so that customers’ identities stay as safe and protected as possible, and the company’s reputation remains untarnished. (Can you say “data breach”?) But data privacy isn’t just a business concern.
You, as an individual, have a lot at stake when it comes to data privacy. The more you know about it, the better able you’ll be to help protect yourself from a large number of risks.
Data privacy relates to how a piece of information—or data—should be handled based on its relative importance. For instance, you likely wouldn’t mind sharing your name with a stranger in the process of introducing yourself, but there’s other information you wouldn’t share, at least not until you become more acquainted with that person. Open a new bank account, though, and you’ll probably be asked to share a tremendous amount of personal information, well beyond your name.