GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. The law was originally created in the European Union (EU) to protect the personal data of European citizens. Although it was passed in Europe, it affects businesses and users worldwideContinue reading
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What is a Cookie?
We all see that little cookies disclaimer that comes up at the bottom of your screen when you navigate to a new web page. I bet most of us just click “Accept Cookies” to get the annoying bar taking up room on our screen out of the way. But what does accepting cookies even mean? Let’s take a look!Continue reading
What Is Data Privacy and Why Is It Important?
Data Privacy has been important to both individuals and companies for decades. In fact, this is why we have placed locks on P.O. boxes, file cabinets and doors. But now that our world is turning digital, it is of even greater importance to protect Data Privacy.Continue reading
How Data is Collected: Derived Data
Derived data is the fourth and final level within the four levels of data. This type of data is based on all three levels of data previously mentioned. Derived data can glean insights from how frequently you login to a social media platform in a certain geographical location to the type of content you publish on the internet. As the user, you have little to no control over this derived data.Continue reading
How Data is Collected: Generated/Observable Data
Generated or Observable Data is the third level within the four levels of data. This type of data is typically machine generated and automatically created without active human intervention. Think like a code that is running in the background that is just there to work off of input data and metadata.Continue reading
How Data is Collected: Input Data
Input data is the first level within the four levels of data. This type of data is initiated by the user and every other layer of data is extracted or created from this input data. As the user, this is the information you have the most control over. Here at Rownd, this is the data we empower you to manage, share or revoke at any time because this data is yours!Continue reading
How Data is Collected: Metadata
Metadata is the second level within the four levels of data. This type of data is attached to other dataContinue reading
What Is Data?
What is Data?
The main goal of this course is to create a well-rownded understanding of what data is, why privacy is important, how data is gathered, and how to protect it. Let’s start off by defining data! What data is and what data used to be are two completely different things, especially when it comes to technology. Our world is ever evolving into more complex versions of itself and data is no exception. At the most broad level,
Introducing Data Privacy University!
Welcome to Data Privacy University, a crash course in one of the most complex aspects of the modern web – Data Privacy!Continue reading