Every individual these days fills forms and provide personal data periodically to companies for various purposes. Any reputed data management service firm, document management company or document management service firm would claim to keep such information safely with the firm and not share it with other companies. But such companies are few that have been certified and guaranteed safe by major quality control firms.
With over a million of people registered in various social networking sites, detailed online forms are filled which cover almost everything from a user’s educational background to his professional career. Anyone could literally get the entire personal profile of a user on any of the social networking sites. Major social networking websites have all been under heavy scrutiny by various legal bodies for compromising a lot of information of their users.
So all said and done, how can we ensure on data security?
- Nowadays, with every form you fill there comes a section that covers the terms and conditions of that website. This section is very long for most of the websites, hence users just accept the terms and conditions and move on. Everything critical users need to know about how secure are their data is mentioned in this section.
- Every website has a detailed history about the company and a FAQ section as well. Data management firms have to follow a strict set of guidelines before collecting and processing data. Hence its always advisable to get the history and go through the respective company’s profile.
- Never open and fill forms by clicking on the links that come directly onto your email. Its always better to go directly to the main page of the website by manually entering the link and proceeding from there.
- Phishing websites can be found almost everywhere these days, hence always verify if its a secure link on the address bar before you provide any important information.
In case any information is compromised by any website, refer to the data security act of the respective governing bodies and notify the concerned cyber law department to take action as soon as possible.