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Digital hygiene: what information about yourself on the Internet should be deleted and what is better to leave

There is no need to try to completely erase all your digital traces on the Internet, I advised engineer of the information security department of IMBA IT Andrey Efimov. He explained agency “Prime”what information about yourself is best to leave on the Internet.

First of all, this is the data that makes up your professional portrait.

“It’s not worth maintaining incognito mode and encrypting any information about yourself on the Internet, especially if your work activity is somehow related to the service sector or sales,” the expert clarified.

He recalled that when hiring, employers are interested in how and how the applicant is represented on the Internet.

“HRs can view your activity one way or another, and if there is no activity at all, questions may arise,” the specialist explained.

Try, if possible, to prevent sensitive personal information from appearing on the Internet—difficulties may arise when deleting it, Efimov warned. He also advised minimizing the opportunities that attackers could potentially take advantage of: in Telegram you can prohibit searching for you by phone number, in VKontakte you can restrict access.

Author Sergey Kobin

Sergey Kobin – journalist, correspondent for the Pravda.Ru news service

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