Personal data: UFC-Que Choisir launches a platform to control your data on the internet

modified: 2023-01-26 18:16:02

You can now erase your personal data on the internet. UFC-Que-Choisir has set up a new platform for this.

  Personal data: UFC-Que Choisir launches a platform to control your data on the internet

The UFC-que-Choisir educates people about the use of personal data on the Internet. Indeed, there are cases where these pieces of identity lead you to pay more for certain products or services . To put an end to this kind of inconvenience, the association implemented a new platform .

A major war

This war is not being waged with tanks or fighter planes. That being said, defending against the appropriation and misuse of personal data online becomes more and more important .

Location, type of electronic device, purchasing power… the information to be collected on the different websites is numerous and diversified. In addition, the opportunities to collect them keep multiplying . Our colleagues from TF1 asked a few people about personal data collected.

' We all click on 'accept everything' seeing very well that there are lots of little things that we don't look at,' says a consumer. ' With everything we send, everything we transmit, it is sure that it is collected ', testify the consumers.

An ambitious awareness campaign

This harvest could have real life implications , especially when shopping online. Indeed, some personal data may lead to the payment of more expensive products or services.

For example, a plane ticket or a taxi ride may cost more or less . It is according to the brand of your phone or computer to place the order. What a woman interviewed by RF1 finds inflated.

At the same time, there is cybercrime which continues to grow . In this context, the UFC-que-Choisir has just launched an ambitious awareness campaign which it has entitled '#JeNeSuisPasUneData'.

Through this initiative, the association 'intends to raise awareness by revealing which sites hold which information' . Above all, she wants to 'mobilize Internet users, by facilitating their approach to exercising their rights'. That's what she says in a statement.

' It is essential that consumers realize the importance of the data they leave on the internet and the consequences that this can have on their lives ', explains UFC-que-Choisir.

An easy and didactic procedure

To make life easier for consumers, the association a mis en place a new utility sur le site respectemesdatas . This tool allows each Internet user to 'find out concretely what personal data is collected by the platforms he uses'. It is also and above all so that he can exercise their rights of rectification, deletion , and oblivion.

' The web giants have made data out of us', insists Alain Bazot, the president of the UFC-que-Choisir association.

But according to him, it is not a fatality:

“Today, it is time to reverse the trend, to react by regaining control of our personal data. We have rights, let's exercise them'.

The imagined procedure is easily accessible and very didactic . The latter starts when you click on ' Recover your data ' and on the name of the organization of your choice. Example: Facebook, Uber or Netflix. Next, you just have to follow the instructions .

It was the Phonandroid site that carried out the experiment and he notes that the site displays several graphics . These allow you to better visualize the data that social networks hold about you and above all, the use they make of it .

'You will then be able to know what activities are tracked, what advertisements are sent to you and even the areas of interest that emerge from your profile', explains the Phonandroid site.

You have the right to erase all your personal data

Thereafter, you can exercise your rights to rectification and oblivion via a form to be completed. A simplified approach for the occasion .

' Remember that you have the right to erase everything ', emphasizes to TF1 Raphaël Bartlomé.

The latter being the legal director of Que Choisir. What will ' change nothing in your habits ' , he continues. And to add:

'But at least they won't have all this information about you'.

However, other solutions exist in parallel. According to Benoît Grunewald, it is possible to switch to private browsing mode if you do not wish to share personal data. This can 'be of interest when purchasing train or plane tickets', explains the cybersecurity expert to Eset France.

Last tip, avoid clicking on 'accept all' when you visit a web page. It is best, of course, to make public as little personal information as possible on social networks.

Source : Tf1info