Cyber crime costing the world $8 trillion every year
The Cyber Rights Organization, a prominent advocate for digital privacy and cyber rights, has published a new article to raise awareness about the importance of cyber rights and offers practical strategies to safeguard personal data in today's increasingly digital world.
According to the article, in the context of our technologically advanced society, the protection of personal data has emerged as a critical concern.
It says individuals face constant risks, ranging from online gender based violence, to data breaches to unauthorised surveillance, which threaten their privacy.
The article highlights the pressing need for cyber rights, more specifically it reflects the significance of safeguarding personal information and highlighting the potential consequences of privacy violations.
According to research by Cybersecurity Ventures, cybercrime costs the world $8 trillion a year. This opens the debate on the urgency of international laws that apply in the online space to protect cyber rights.
“The article explores various aspects related to cyber rights, including the definition and scope of these rights in the digital landscape. It emphasises the importance of the right to privacy and the right to control one's own personal information," says Annachiara Sarto, Director of Cyber Rights Organization.
Furthermore, the article examines the legal frameworks surrounding cyber rights and highlights the responsibility of individuals, organisations, and governments in upholding these rights.
Recognising that individuals play a crucial role in protecting their data, the article provides practical guidance on steps to enhance personal data security. It covers topics such as creating strong passwords, utilising two-factor authentication, and being cautious of phishing attempts.
Additionally, it emphasises the significance of keeping software and devices up to date to mitigate vulnerabilities.
“The publication of this article highlights our commitment to raising awareness about cyber rights and promoting data security,” says Sarto.
“In an era where digital interactions are pervasive and can be a danger it is imperative that individuals are informed and empowered to protect their personal data. We believe that this article will serve as a valuable resource, equipping readers with the knowledge and tools they need to safeguard their digital lives.”
Sarto says the Cyber Rights Organization remains dedicated to advocating for cyber rights, digital privacy, and security.
"Through initiatives like this, we strive to empower individuals, businesses, and communities to navigate the digital landscape securely and responsibly," she says.
“By understanding the importance of cyber rights and implementing effective security measures, we can collectively work towards creating a safer and more secure digital environment.”