With today’s ever-expanding use of technology and dependence on WiFi, information can get around pretty quickly—including yours. Every time you use a digital service, you leave a digital footprint.

Passive digital footprint | Information collected about you without your knowledge. Obtained from the sites you visit or your IP address.

Active digital footprint | Information you intentionally released. Obtained every time you input your name, birthday, address, phone number, email, etc. Can be bought by businesses and other entities.

Essentially, if you internet, you leave information about yourself. Here’s why you should be concerned. In the end, all you really want to do is to keep your information private.