Many times when in businesses, I am asked for personal information. Usually I do not provide it and if required to do so, I voice my concerns. The person asking me for the information may think I am paranoid or difficult, but I am simply practicing what I preach.
How many businesses really take proactive steps to ensure they are protecting their customer’s data? What are their browsing habits? Do they visit gambling or pornography sites? Is their anti-virus software up-to-date? Do they have a firewall? I could go on and on, but you get my drift.
It is our responsibility to keep our personal data secure. Just because someone asks for information doesn’t mean you have to give it to them.