A choice that you should consider!
Privacy has always been a basic right that has been appreciated and promoted by western societies. With the advent of the technological revolution, another Pandora’s Box of complications opened up with regards to the protection of privacy online.
Do you know the Internet and the widespread usage of email with traditional forms of communication all steadily being replaced with online communication, the need to define users’ privacy rights is becoming ever more important?
You need to know that a very important service in the value chain of providing digital communication is that of web hosting companies. These organizations hold rights to different email servers and domains. Essentially all personal and corporate email is sent and received from servers housed with these web hosting companies. It is universally understood that these companies are not to provide private information to any private or public institution. The fact that you are able to pass on users’ private communication to third parties (for profit or otherwise) should not be taken lightly.
However, the advent of the war of terrorism has compounded this problem. With terror outfits using the Internet to communicate their plans and other details, where do you draw the line between privacy and invading privacy to stop these aforementioned outfits from perpetrating terror?
The problem is exasperated by the fact that you cannot selectively only glean out details being shared by people who want to harm your society’s way of life and to affect those innocent people that only use internet communication who have no inkling to do any harm to anyone.
The relatively recent findings that the government has been spying on all of us by way of wiki-leaks have not taken many by surprise. The fact that all the information used to be cluttered and difficult to obtain during pre-internet revolution can now be essentially served on a platter for anyone willing to pay the right price or by government officials who can use their authority to get the information from web hosting companies.
Remember, the choice that a webhost has today is extremely important in terms of safeguarding the users’ privacy and I am sure you would agree with me when I say that we should not allow a few rotten eggs in our society to let us compromise on our principles, chief amongst them which is privacy.
I would encourage all readers to make sure you only send and receive emails from those web hosts that agree to safeguard your privacy.
Reading the terms and conditions may seem like a cumbersome process but if you are really worried about safeguarding what should be most important to you, it becomes necessary. The struggle to safeguard privacy is real and acting together we can ensure that this basic right is safeguarded. Are you in? Let me know in the comments below, what do you think about it?
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