The Internet massively influenced the way we communicate with each other. For most of us, online communication is simply part of everyday life. Countless e-mails are opened, forwarded and answered. In this way, information can be passed on quickly, easily and cost-effectively. Your e-mail program somehow does not work properly? Let’s start browsing the Internet – it’s easy to find a forum where someone describes similar problems or other users share useful tips with the online community. As you can see, there is no doubt that online communication offers many advantages. However, the everyday use of e-mails and other electronic means of communication, which is taken for granted, tempts people to become careless and thus to recognise potential risks too late or not at all. This makes it all the more important to know what you should really pay attention to when using online communication to reduce the risk of negative consequences.
Practical relevance – This is what you will need the knowledge and skills for
The increasing use of the Internet and various electronic communication tools – both in our private and professional lives – is creating additional threats to the security of our data and our privacy. It is therefore important to know the current data protection risks in order to be able to recognize them quickly and react correctly if necessary. In times of increasing cybercrime, the appropriate know-how about possible security problems in the course of online communication as well as the correct and secure handling of e-mails is a must for every Internet user.