Today we live online. From online banking to social media, our lives are open books. While making our lives easier in many ways, it also puts sensitive information at risk. In an effort to keep the public aware of these dangers, Data Privacy Day was founded. On January 28, 2018, we will observe the 10th annual Data Privacy Day.
Data Protection Day commemorates the Jan. 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) officially leads the Data Privacy Day campaign and is advised by a committee of privacy professionals to stay informed of the most current privacy issues. The NCSA strives to keep the public informed of online dangers to privacy.
The NCSA has created StaySafeOnline as a repository of tips and information to help you keep your information safe and private. They cover a variety of topics including: online safety basics, identity theft, securing accounts and devices, and tips for kids, teens, and older adults. The site features a blog that visits topics pertaining to online privacy several times a week. Parents may find the site extremely helpful in dealing with cyberbullying and online gaming.
Our online presence will only continue to grow. Enjoy the internet community and all it has to offer but always remember to STOP. THINK. CONNECT.