Data Privacy Week

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1.11.24

Data Privacy Week


Data Privacy Week is January 21-27, 2024, a dedicated time to enhance your awareness and take charge of your online privacy. Every website you visit, app you download, or online purchase you make generates a digital trail of data about you. While it may seem tricky to control it all, you have the right to keep your data private. Let's explore some simple steps to help you manage your digital footprint and ensure your online activities stay under your control.

  1. Review Privacy Settings:
    • Check your phone, apps, and social media settings regularly.
    • Adjust them so you're comfortable with how much data you're sharing.
  2. Use Virtual Private Networks (VPNs):
    • VPNs makes it tough for others to spy on you, especially on public Wi-Fi.
  3. Be Selective with Permissions:
    • Only say "yes" to apps when they really need your info.
    • Don't give away more than necessary.
  4. Opt-Out of Targeted Ads:
    • Look for settings to say "no" to those ads that seem to know too much about you.
  5. Regularly Clear Browser Cookies:
    • Clear them to keep your online trail fresh.
    • Do this regularly for better privacy.
  6. Educate Yourself on Privacy Policies:
    • Take a quick look at the rules (privacy policies) of websites and apps.
    • Knowing how your data will be used gives you control.
  7. Use Secure Passwords:
    • Create strong passwords consisting of letters, numbers and symbols.
    • Use different ones for each account and consider a password manager.
  8. Use Multifactor Authentication (MFA):
    • Turn on Multifactor Authentication (MFA) wherever it is available.
    • MFA helps keep your data safe even if your password is compromised. 
  9. Stay Informed About Data Breaches:
    • Keep an eye on the news for data breaches.
    • If your accounts are affected, act fast – change passwords and tighten security.

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