Digital footprint

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope
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Digital footprint is a term used to describe activities that can be tracked when an individual uses the Internet or other online services such as Twitter or Instagram. There are two types of digital footprints: passive and active. A passive digital footprint is the information collected from a user without their knowledge. An active digital footprint is where a user knows that they're sharing the information (e.g., posting on Facebook or submitting a web form).

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