Digital consumption and our dependence on digital technology have only surged ever since the virus crept into our lives. It opened opportunities in the new normal, but a host of new threats have also emerged. Thus, safer digital platforms have become imperative for generations to come. Thus, Safer Internet Day (occurring every February) aims to reinforce the importance of online safety and responsibility among children and youth, the predominant users of digital media today. It started in 2004 as an initiative under the first Safer Internet Action Plan of the EU-funded SafeBorders project. The Insafe (the network of Safer Internet Centers) took up the initiative. It has now expanded its reach beyond its initial geographic boundaries.
The healthcare industry is no stranger to the risks of managing digital data. One needs to keep in mind the mountains of sensitive information it processes every day. These risks grew with the disruption caused by the pandemic that necessitated an accelerated adoption of digital technology to ensure business continuity. The pandemic pushed the industry out of its rigid office premises into a more flexible WFH model.Read More