Most people have no idea how their personal information is being used, collected or shared in our digital world. Does this include you?
Data Privacy Day is an international effort held every January 28 to inspire dialogue and empower people to take action.
Check Your Privacy Settings
So, what actions can you take? Start by checking your privacy settings. Don't know where to find them? Use these direct links to update your privacy settings on popular devices and online services.
Keep Tabs On Your Apps
Many apps ask for access to personal information, such as your geographic location and contacts before you can use their services. Think carefully about who you are giving that information to. Be wary of apps that require information that is not relevant for the services they offer. Delete unused apps on your internet-connected devices and keep other apps secure by updating regularly.
Tips for Parents
Digitally connected families must think about safety and security both online and offline. Here are some resources that can help:
- Tips for Parents on Raising Privacy-Savvy Kids
- Tips for Parents on Keeping Kids, Tweens and Teens Safer Online
- Gaming Tips for Parents
Own Your Privacy
Your personal information is like money. Value it. Protect it. Take a few minutes to check your privacy settings and be smart when it comes to what information you give to app creators. And if you have children at home, take time to educate them on the importance of privacy.
You can own your privacy.
Much of this information came from the National Cybersecurity Alliance website. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact our office: 530-751-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.