Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust
Data Privacy Day (DPD) is an annual effort to empower and educate individuals to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint. Data Privacy Day commemorates the January 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection.
Tips from the NCSA
The experts at that National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) developed the following simple, concrete and practical tips. The tips were created to inspire all digital citizens to consider the implications of their actions and to improve online safety and security. Individuals can protect their personal information by using these easily initiated practices:
Share with Care
What you post can last a lifetime: Before posting online, think about how it might be perceived now and in the future and who might see it.
Own your online presence: Set the privacy and security settings on web services and devices to your comfort level for information sharing. It's ok to limit how and with whom you share information.
Be aware of what's being shared: Be aware that when you share a post, picture or video online, you may also be revealing information about others. Be thoughtful when and how you share information about others.
Post only about others as you have them post about you: The golden rule applies online as well.
Personal Information Is Like Money. Value It. Protect It.
Think before you act: Be wary of communications that implore you to act immediately, offer something that sounds too good to be true or ask for personal information.
Get two steps ahead: Switch on two-step verification or multi-factor authentication wherever offered to prevent unauthorized access.
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- Why Privacy Matters: http://zeroknowledgeprivacy.org/library/why-privacy-matters/
- The Fine Print of Privacy: http://zeroknowledgeprivacy.org/library/the-fine-print-of-privacy/
- www.mc3.edu/security (authentication required)