Are You Limiting the Amount of Data Shared With Third-Parties?

With the current escalation of security threats and privacy issues, limiting the amount of data you share with Google, Amazon, or any other third-party provider is essential. The lesser the amount of your data out there, the less prone you’ll be susceptible to attacks.

There are two main reasons why you should be selfish with your data.

First, cleaning up the data stored in the provider’s database may not yield any ROI benefits. Siphoning the data to ensure the provider only keeps the information relevant to every use scenario is difficult, particularly if they are not very security conscious.

It is important to mention that no provider has a completely stellar security performance. Any provider, even the one you trust the most, can be attacked, and you could be on the losing end if you did not limit the amount of data you sent to them.

The second reason concerns the manner in which the third-party providers handle their stored data.  Most of these providers receive huge amounts of data from users on a daily basis. Therefore, they may not have sufficient technologies to distinguish between the vital data and the non-essential data. If something bad takes place, your data could get lost—whether they were important or not so important.

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