Monday, May 24, 2021

Published May 24, 2021 by Nidup Jamtsho with 2 comments

Understanding Digital Footprint

If you search for a particular topic like 'recipe for Bhutanese dishes', on the internet and social media platforms, the next time you visit the platform, related videos for Bhutanese dishes will be recommended. Have you ever thought about how this happens? DIGITAL FOOTPRINT is the answer.

A digital footprint is a trail of information that we leave behind when we use digital technology. Information such as IP address, location, type of device, email, credit cards, and many more are unintentionally or intentionally left behind. Third parties (like card issuers, advertisers, and law enforcement) can get access to these data to piece together our identity, and use them in some way.

Digital footprint has both pros and cons. Comment on the pros and cons below!