Every year on Jan 28, we celebrate Data Privacy Day. 🥳
But why not take time every day to consider our personal data (and how protected it is)?
With that goal in mind, we’ve put together a Data Privacy Day kit to help us all protect our own data—for today and the days to come. ⬇️
⓵ Find out how (and when) Data Privacy Day got started in the first place. (It’s been around longer than you think!
⓶ Check out our post “Why Collecting Less Personal Info Really Is More” (specifically when it comes to websites).
⓷ Get a deep dive into all the U.S. privacy protection laws in Forbes’ comprehensive guide.
⓸ Peruse through the amazing list of resources provided by the National Cybersecurity Alliance.
Find 2024 in-person and virtual events to attend and meet others who care about data privacy.
- International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) – List of worldwide events
- Data Privacy Day (Luxembourg)
- Privacy Con (hosted by the Federal Trade Commission)
- Data Privacy Day (hosted by Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University)
- Harrisburg University Data Privacy Day Summit
⓵ Update your devices – Take a few minutes to make sure your computer and mobile devices are running the latest versions of their operating systems and software. ✅
⓶ Check for doxxing – Doxxing is the act of publicly providing personally identifiable information (PII) about an individual or organization, usually via the internet and without their consent to do so.
- Google your name and the word “address” and see what shows up in the page 1 search results.
- If your PII shows up, don’t fret! Google has a relatively easy process to remove doxxing information from search results. (Be sure to include links and screenshots of the offending search results.)
Image credit: Data Privacy Day
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