Our personal information is collected and used on a variety of websites and for various reasons. Most of the time, the people who have access to our records don't need it. In addition, it is both legally and illegally redistributed. Massive amounts of personal information can be easily distributed thanks to the internet. Although the facts may be out there due to our own carelessness or privacy abuses, there are steps you can take to shield yourself.
- Set your privacy preferences on any new device right away. This includes new applications, social media, and programs
- Never use public WiFi, especially for banking or shopping
- Review your bank and credit card statements on a daily basis. If you find anything suspicious, please contact the company to stop payment on the purchase and cancel your card. In the same vein, check your credit report at least annually
- Keep your applications up to date by upgrading your hardware. Hackers can hack out-of-date applications
- Never give personal information over the phone, email, or text
- Stop taking online quizzes that ask random questions about your childhood, youth, tattoos, marriages, pets, and favorite foods. People trying to access your personal information or identity each time you use one of these services gather a little bit more about you, which allows them to steal your personal or identity
- Use strong password words. The longer the password is, the more difficult it is to crack
- On your computer, do not save your passwords
- When your accounts have been hacked or when you visit the dentist, change passwords
- Use virus shield and a firewall
How to celebrate #dataprivacyday
- Take steps to protect your digital equipment
- Commitment to learning how to shield yourself
- Maintaining tech-savvy habits that shield you from harming yourself
- Share your tips, tricks, and experiences with others
- To learn more about protecting yourself, attend an informational seminar to learn more about safeguarding yourself
For more information, visit staysafeonline.org for tips on how to keep your personal information safe. To post on social media, use #DataPrivacyDay.
The data privacy day was a landmark in the data privacy movement
In 2007, the Council in Europe first introduced Data Privacy Day. In 2007, the Council in Europe first introduced Data Privacy Day. Their mission grew to a global platform. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives celebrated National Data Privacy Day. In 2010 and 2011, the United States Senate later celebrated Data Privacy Day. In 2010, and 2011, the United States Senate later recognized Data Privacy Day. Since then, several groups and organizations have continued to promote the observance annually.
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Who needs to shield their personal information from hackers?
A. Everyone. And if you don't use smartphones and computers, the companies and organizations you frequent do. While they protect client information, they should still protect yourself, so it's also important to shield yourself from harming others.