Today Is National Data Privacy Day!

January 28th, 2014

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More of us than ever are choosing to share information with our families, friends, acquaintances, and - maybe not as deliberately - with companies that run websites, social networking sites, and mobile applications (apps).  How aware are you of how much, and what type, of information you have agreed to share...?  How aware are your loved ones - both older and younger?

To commemorate National Data Privacy Day, on January 28, this campaign encourages everyone to take a step back and look at their “digital footprint.” How much information are you sharing on social media? Do you know what information the mobile device apps you (or your kids) have downloaded can access? Is the information you make available enough to allow someone to gain access to your accounts or steal your identity?

Data Privacy Day is an annual awareness day observed all over the world to encourage everyone to protect their personal information. In the United States, Data Privacy Day is led by the National Cyber Security Alliance, the Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign’s co-leader.

For tips geared to different types of computer users (from kids to teens to businesses), a useful library of privacy-related resources, and a one-stop shop for updating your privacy settings wherever and however you go online, we encourage you to carve out a few minutes to visit today!  If you'd like to speak with someone today about your organization's security, don't hesitate to give us a shout.