How much is your privacy worth to you?

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  • Why do we get upset when the pictures or data we publicly post (on Facebook), are used by others? (privacy paradox)
  • Are we allowed to use a post/pictures of somebody else for our own use?
  • Does the law protect us when we mistakingly sign a misleading agreement?



How much is your privacy worth to you?

“You expressly acknowledge and agree that in order to provide the Service, WhatsApp may periodically access your contact list and/or address book on your mobile device to find and keep track of mobile phone numbers of other users of the Service.” (

Your smartphone is pretty much useless without you giving away your personal information. Without reading the privacy agreement we click on a button and give away who we are, where we are and who our friends are. If we don’t, we become an outsider, we couldn’t be in touch with our friends via whatsapp, facebook, google and so on. It’s our choice but what are our options: becoming an outsider or being tracked and traceable. That doesn’t sound fair. Would we be willing to pay for our privacy? If Facebook would charge us €10,- per month to be untrackable and untraceable would we be willing to pay for it? How much is your privacy worth to you?

Did you know that....:

  • criminals can lock your computer and lock your files and demand ransom to regain access (de correspondent);
  • the Dutch were very precise in registering its citizens. We even  registered religion which the Nazi's gratefully made used of (stadsarchief)

What to do:

  1. remove personal data from you pictures and video's to reduce uncontroled information about you on the internet (
  2. We all know that we don't do it but try to at least read one privacy agreement! You will understand better what they are doing with your data.
  3. Secure your smartphone with these 5 steps (

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