There are two types of information: personal and optional. How do they differ? Public information allows others
to get to know you. If you say what your favourite food or animal is, you are showing your preferences. Personal
information is characteristic of you alone – for example, your name, personal identification code and passwords.
Privacy is your ability to control the information obtained by others. This may include your personal details,
confidential messages or online activity. Personal details that are revealed carelessly (or acquired by fraud)
may lead to identity theft, which means that someone buys goods and services or even commits criminal offences
or misdemeanours in your name.