How to keep a hacker out of your computer: The security of your data is vital – use our guide to stay safe

In the wake of the meltdown at TSB and the harvesting of personal information from Facebook, people are increasingly nervous about managing their finances online.

Here, The Mail on Sunday looks at how safe our data is and what we can do to protect ourselves from scams and fraudsters.

ACT ON NEW DATA PROTECTION LAW

A shake-up of data protection rules is being introduced this month aimed at changing the way companies handle personal information given to them.

Under a new ‘general data protection regulation’, it should be easier to control how our details are shared. This includes financial facts – such as where we bank, our account numbers and sort codes.

To read the full article in the Mail on Sunday