The evolution of new technologies and the intensive use of mobile devices, social networks and instant messaging have undoubted advantages for their users, but they also serve as a channel for the proliferation of behavior that may not only infringe data protection regulations, but also involve crime, sometimes without the perpetrator even being aware of it.
In this context, the SDPA has presented the Data Protection and Crime Prevention manual with the aim of providing information on the consequences of the unauthorized dissemination of personal information on the internet. The document covers conduct which may constitute a criminal offence when disseminating personal information through internet services, such as the discovery and disclosure of secrets, threats, harassment or gender violence.
In addition to describing the different ways in which these crimes can take place, the document includes two specific topics to consider – 'Avoiding Crime' and 'Tips for Avoiding Victimization.' It also contains various materials with information for safe navigation and to ensure the exercise of rights in relation to personal information, as well as different resources to which victims of a crime or a breach of data protection regulations can turn for information or for filing a complaint.
The document is accompanied by ten cards that define behavior such as sexting, grooming or cyberbullying and offer information on their consequences, as well as tips on what to do in these situations.