What is the disadvantage of internet involving personal information?  

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readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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This is a great question in our current state of affairs. The Internet is a powerful tool, but it can also be dangerous when it comes to personal information for several reasons.

First, there is a rise in identity theft. So, if you are not careful what can happen is that people can lift your identity from the Internet and use it for unlawful things. For example, they may take your identity from several places on the Internet and seek to open up a credit card or something like this.

Second, what you put on the Internet, you must assume is public knowledge. Therefore, you can be harmed by revealing too much. In short, if you would hesitate to share something with an employer, parent or even an acquaintance, do not put it on the Internet. This is a good rule of thumb.