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In the Big Data Era, Our Privacy Is Naked
-How to protect personal privacy?

Because of frequent data leaks and data abuse in recent years, it only takes seconds for identity theft to occur. More likely than not,your personal information is for sale on an “unauthorized” market!

Who on earth is peeping into our privacy? One obvious culprit that comes into our mind is the cell phone. Indeed, a cellphone’s GPS, camera and app information collection are the main sources for privacy loss.

Here are some tips from GDF to avoid getting your privacy stolen:

  1. Don’t arbitrarily leave your name, phone number, address, birthday or other real information on any website;
  2. Don’t scan unidentified QR codes or visit unsafe sites;
  3. Write off your unused phone cards, bank cards and credit cards in time;
  4. Turn off unnecessary personalized push services in your phone Apps;
  5. Turn off functions when they are not needed, such as GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth, and never connect to unsafe public WiFi;
  6. Use different and complex passwords to log in to websites when necessary;
  7. Boost your own awareness for privacy protection. Enterprises and/or other people, must be authorized by you to use your data in a completely legitimate way. If you suspect your personal data is illegally used, there are always ways to stop additional privacy abuse!

Notably, the above tips can only minimize the loss of privacy caused by personal behavior. The biggest problem about private data today is still that network providers can access users’ data freely, while we users have no control over the use of these data. Some network providers have poor risk management, and their servers are easily attacked by hackers. As a result, a large amount of user data flows into the black market and are sold by criminals.

The Internet is undoubtedly a marvel of human engineering. However, every coin has two sides, and the Internet has no exception. Just in recent months, the personal information of 500 million Facebook users was leaked and Tesla mounted controversial HD cameras in its cars. The development of the Internet does provide easier channels for some malicious people and bring many social problems. However, we should not panic about the threat of the times, but instead find ways to solve and prevent the potential problems.

GDF is all about data. GDF has been working on how to protect data privacy while increasing and enriching data value. At present, GDF experts have deeply studied the value of technologies such as blockchain, The Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Secure Multi-party Computation (MPC) and machine learning (ML) in data protection, and proposed effective solutions for privacy security problems. GDF’s related technologies will be widely used in government, medical, banking and business enterprises, resolving the data protection issues,data federation and sharing.

More and more privacy security is key for our happiness. We call to everyone: please pay attention to privacy protection issues!

What other suggestions or questions do you have in regards to data privacy protection and/or what we do? We welcome your comments or discussion.

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