Your Beginner Guide To Data Protection As An Expat in Scandinavia

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Your Beginner Guide To Data Protection As An Expat in Scandinavia

If you’re moving to Scandinavia, you need to know how to protect your data during your time there. As with any part of the world, keeping your personal information safe in Scandinavia is essential. Dive into your beginner guide to data protection as an expat in Scandinavia.

Personal data misuse is among the leading cybercrime types in the Nordic countries.

As a responsible expat, it’s essential to navigate the digital landscape with a proactive mindset. In short, you need to take responsibility for the safety of your information as well.

This guide will give you tips and advice tailored for expats who want to maintain their online privacy while living in Scandinavia.

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Related: Scandinavia Among the Most Cyber-Secure Countries in the World
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Your Beginner Guide To Data Protection As An Expat in Scandinavia
Start by strengthening your passwords.

Secure Your Digital Assets

Start by strengthening your passwords. You can make them hard to crack by using a mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.

Avoid using passwords that are easy to guess, such as  ‘password123.’

Your devices, apps, and software need regular updates. Having the latest patches ensures your data is as safe as possible, making it tougher for cyber threats to affect you.

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Related: New National Cyber Security Center to be Established in Sweden
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Your Beginner Guide To Data Protection As An Expat in Scandinavia
The Nordics Cybersecurity Market size was estimated at USD 11.71 billion in 2023. Photo: Maud Lervik/Norden.org

Online Protection Tools

The Nordics Cybersecurity Market size was estimated at USD 11.71 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach USD 17.57 billion by 2028.

This means you will have several tools and companies to choose from when shoring up your online defenses.

Investing in reputable antivirus software is also a necessity. It guards against malware and cyberthreats, providing peace of mind when you’re online in Scandinavia.

A VPN makes you virtually invisible to hackers and other cybercriminals. If you’re concerned about the privacy of your home network, find out how to set up VPN on the router. This way, you’ll be in control of what others can potentially see.

Your Beginner Guide To Data Protection As An Expat in Scandinavia, written for Daily Scandinavian by Tyler Rogers. Tyler has a BSc in computer science with a focus on cryptography and worked in a range of London tech startups in data security for five years before turning his hand to writing. His goal is to educate and inform people about the often opaque world of cybersecurity and help everyone be a little bit safer online. When not saving the world from hackers and fraudsters, he’s a gamer, esports fan, and avid TV binger.

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