Five Ways to Recognize Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day

January 28 is the day each year that everyone’s attention centers on data privacy. Sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance, Data Privacy Day serves as a reminder of the importance of protecting people’s privacy and maintaining control of our digital footprints.

It is our responsibility, each and every one of us, to protect our data and our digital footprints, so here are five easy ways to recognize this annual event. But in order to be safe online on a regular basis, practice these activities on a monthly as opposed to annual basis.

[1] Review the apps you use on Facebook and delete the ones that you can live without – since they access your information.

[2] Review the widgets you use on Twitter and revoke access from the ones that you really don’t need – you will be surprised by the number of them that you have accumulated since you set up your Twitter account – and the widgets may have “post to your Twitter account” rights.

[3] Set up Google alerts with your name and family member names to monitor online mentions.

[4] Search for your name and family member names on Spokeo.com and follow the steps to remove the listing or listings.

[5] Make sure that your virus software is up-to-date – don’t even think of letting it lapse – ever.

Data privacy – it’s up to you. Use the tools or lose the data!

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For more information: http://www.staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day

For security check-ups: http://www.staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/free-security-check-ups

Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staysafeonline

Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/staysafeonline

 

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About Allan Pratt

Technology and cybersecurity professional with focus on tech news, cybersecurity, networking, infrastructure, data protection, consumer electronics, and social media.
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