A year ago, data privacy may not have meant much to you unless you were a big business or a government entity. Chances are today your interest is already piqued at the idea of protecting your basic information from corporations who store your personal data online. If it is, you would be joining a growing faction of internet users who are starting to make protecting themselves online a priority.

Data privacy, or information privacy as you may know it, is a growing global concern for small businesses and individuals just as much as it is for large corporations. Fines for violations of data privacy regulations are expected to reach $150B USD in 2017. And Yahoo!’s announcement about a 2013 privacy breach that affected one billion customer email accounts is certainly cause for the average Joe to question whether trusting corporations with their information in a “dangerous and broken cyberspace” is good enough. READ MORE

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