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How to know how many and which websites have access to your personal data

The last few months of global lockdown by COVID-19 have triggered the time we have been spending and spending on the Internet. Now, an Israeli startup called Mine has decided to trace “fingerprints” so that we know that many times we end up giving up our data when registering on a website and we do not know what data these pages control or not, completely losing surveillance of our data personal or private.

The fingerprint is the amount of data that we share online with companies and service providers on the Internet.

Let’s not forget that personal data is the most valuable raw material with which companies most like to work. Products like Facebook and Google work with billions of user data captured on a regular basis. These data points are fed into machine learning algorithms to predict what we need, even before we know we need it (it has happened to all of us, right?).


How to find out what the Internet knows about you

In essence, the technological startup Mine, allows us to discover our digital footprint and eliminate all those personal data from the services that we no longer use: you can choose where our data should be and where it should not be.

Founded in 2019 , Mine’s mission is to create a new global privacy standard by helping people around the world make more informed decisions about their personal data while enjoying the benefits of the network. The AI-based platform enables each digital user to effectively discover, understand and manage what the Internet knows about them.

The average user has 350 companies in their footprint, according to Gal Ringel, Mine’s co-founder and CEO. According to Ringel, 80% of the pages that contain this data are not being used regularly, or never, by the user. “We found a lot of data that you have already forgotten,” he says.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union that came into force in 2018 includes a “right to be forgotten” clause. But how do you ask a company to delete our data? Who do you contact? How do you make a request? This is where Mine comes in.

Mine, who promises not to save any of our personal data and not to read our messages, asks us to check our email first. They will only review their subjects, with Gmail and Microsoft Outlook currently supported email clients. Mine uses machine learning and NLP (natural language processing) to monitor the email inbox to find companies to track.

Once analyzed, Mine’s control panel will show us which companies have our data, organized by category: financial, identity, online behavior, and social media data. If you want to “reclaim” any of that data, that is, remove it from the website in question, just click a button and Mine will send that company a “request to delete personal data” for you. The contacted company will write to us by email when it completes our request. Remember that companies have 30 days to comply with this ” right to be forgotten .”

If you decide not to use Mine resources in the future, you can simply get your Mine data back. Every registered user has the option of requesting a copy of the data that Mine collects from him.

At the moment, the Mine service is free, but the paid version, which will be launched in the next few months, will cost about 5-10 dollars a month and will take care of making all the changes on our behalf ( now we have to go one one managing it ourselves ).

Given the number of web platforms that we use daily, it is very difficult to track our data and many have given up on the idea of data security thinking that what companies could do with your data … well, the truth is that a lot of. So it is better to keep our personal data as safe and controlled as possible.


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