What rights and responsibilities do you have to protect your privacy on the Internet?
By: Marina Eggen
My privacy on the Internet is my responsibility. If I don’t want the whole Internet population to see something I said, or a picture I shouldn’t put that on the Internet. There are other ways that privacy can be extended past self-regulated privacy. There are settings on social networking sites that limit who can see your profile. There are passwords on emails, and many other websites to keep privacy. There are ways to delete, and block people you don’t want to see your profile. Overall I think that it is the individuals job to protect its privacy by not uploading anything that they don’t want to be seen by everyone. It is my right to post anything about/of myself on the Internet but I have to be prepared and reminded that many people will be able to see it. For personal privacy self-regulation is needed to obtain full privacy. There are always ways for people to get around the privacy settings on Facebook, for example, but there is no way to get around a picture that isn’t on the Internet at all. My privacy on the Internet is my responsibility.