This guide will outline basic concepts of digital privacy, what data companies and digital platforms collect about us, and introduce users to tools that can be used to protect themselves from hacking, identity theft, or unwanted surveillance.
Privacy is important because information that you don't want others to know can be used against you or for purposes that you don't support.
Information is power and in digital context information is also valuable. Information about you can be used to consolidate power and wealth. Information can also disempower individuals or groups, especially vulnerable populations. Information about you can be used by political groups, by law enforcement, and by commercial entities.