January 28 marks European Data Protection Day. The companies Qwant, Proton, Olvid and Murena have published their barometer entitled “The French and their private life”, produced by Kantar. The result is clear: according to the study in question, 91% of French people say they are “aware of and concerned about the use of their confidential data”, as reported by Le Parisien.

However, only 48% say they take precautions to protect themselves! This is called the “privacy paradox”, which means “paradox of private life” in French. Concretely, it is a phenomenon which means that practicality takes precedence over the protection of private data. Indeed, we may know that in theory you should change your password each time you open an account, but few are those who strive to memorize an incalculable number of access keys.

Failure to protect yourself conscientiously while browsing the web can have many negative consequences. First, the most obvious and impactful: hacking. It can go from the Instagram account to the EDF customer account. In any case, you lose something valuable: money, if you get hacked into an account on which you had registered your credit card for example. Or your personal data, which will most likely be resold on the dark web.

There are several fairly simple tips to implement to protect your personal life on the net. Find the 5 most effective below according to Femme Actuelle.