As more of our daily activities take place online, and smart connected devices make their way into our lives and homes, Tim Loveridge talks to the Bailiwick’s Deputy Data Protection Commissioner, Rachel Masterton, about the digital footprint we leave behind.
Rachel and Tim consider the importance of understanding what data is being collected and how to clear your history or update your privacy settings to restrict what you share.
You may expect your online browsing history to be stored and your social media activity. You may be used to websites remembering you and reminding you to buy things in your virtual basket, but what about less obvious tracking? Your smart doorbell or smart lightbulbs may be storing and sharing information about you and your habits, but do you really know what is being saved, shared and where?
Rachel and Tim say it's vital not to be afraid of using technology that might make your life easier but stop and think first. Make sure you adjust your privacy settings and consider what you share about other people too so you don’t add to their digital footprint.