Boris Sharov, Dr.Web:
– Most likely, it is the involvement of schoolchildren in this activity that leads to the fact that the topic of leaks splashes out on the pages of the media and social networks. What was previously available only to the initiated is now offered openly to subscribers of telegram channels.
The reason is simple – the digitalization of society leads to the collection of an increasing amount of user data from companies. To protect against leaks, not only legislative tightening will be required, but also increased vigilance of citizens themselves.
HOW TO REDUCE THE RISKS OF PERSONAL DATA LEAKAGE
Lawyers recommend that customers on the websites of various stores request information about the level of personal data protection.
“If every customer does this before paying for a purchase, retailers will increase their vigilance very quickly. Believe me, every such appeal is being studied,” Makar Kolyada, a lawyer at Castorama RUS, told RSpectr.
He notes that when ignoring requests, negligent companies can be quickly reined in by contacting Roskomnadzor.