Internet Law: Know Your Rights

These days, we are all online. Whether it is at work or in our free time, all of us are glued to the Internet. This comes with various benefits, for instance, we are all a lot more connected, and it has helped make various aspects of life a lot more convenient than what they once were. However, there are also a few downsides to being online so much. And most of the main disadvantages are legal ones. To ensure you know your rights online, here is how you should act in a number of all too common incidents.

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You’ve Been A Victim Of A Hacker

If a hacker gains access to your computer and personal accounts, you are in big trouble. They will have access to all your personal data, and could even gain access to your bank accounts. If they do access your online banking accounts, they will be able to transfer money from your account straight into yours. What should you do if you think that a hacker has gained access to your bank account? First of all, you should contact your bank so that they can put a freeze on your account. Most banks are insured for these kinds of attacks and will be able to reimburse you the stolen amount in full.

You’ve Been A Victim Of Revenge Porn

Some people enjoy taking intimate pictures of themselves, and then sending them to their partner. There is nothing wrong with this, as long as it stays private. But then what happens if you break up with your partner and they then publish these private pictures online? First of all, you should report your ex-partner. Revenge porn is a criminal offence, and they can be charged if you follow up the case with a law firm, such as Pinder Reaux & Associates. If you speak to the websites on which your pictures appear, they should take them down once they understand the situation.

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Someone Is Using Your Identity

Do you think someone is impersonating you online? This is also a crime, and whoever is using your identity can be prosecuted. However, the best way to prevent this from ever happening to you is to ensure you carefully use your personal data when online. Only give out your address, date of birth, and bank details to trusted people and companies. You should also regularly change your online passwords so that your details aren’t at risk of being stolen. If you think that someone is impersonating you, you should call the police straight away.

Bullying

Do you think your child is being bullied online? Cyberbullying is a growing problem, and many children are now victims. Firstly, you should reassure your child that they are not at fault. Ideally, you should limit your child’s use of the Internet and only allow them on websites that you can trust. Make sure they don’t sign up to social media sites until they are teenagers. If cyberbullying continues, be sure to inform the police and their school

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