By Reason Cybersecurity
on Wed Jan 26 2022
Data Privacy Day occurs annually on January 28th; it represents an international effort to raise awareness about how data is collected, stored and used. The day serves as a reminder for organizations and individuals to take action around data privacy. The rapid advancement of technology development has seen a widening concern of how privacy is protected, so much so that it has now become a Human Rights issue.
Although we live in an increasingly digital world, most of us give little thought to data privacy: it only seems to enter our consciousness after our personal data has been compromised. Our increased reliance on digital technology to manage every facet of our lives necessitates the need to reconsider what we share about ourselves, when and where we share it, and who we are sharing it with.
Let’s start with a survey question:
Do you know how your data is used?
A) I never give out my personal data
B) I have a vague idea
C) I have no idea how my data is used!
If you answered ‘B’ or ‘C’ – you’re in luck! We’ve collated some great tips to help you and your data privacy needs. At a time when so much of our lives is based online, it’s vital to be aware of what data you share, and how it is used.
Data Privacy Elements
Data Privacy is comprised of 3 elements:
For both businesses and hackers alike, personal data is a valuable form of currency. As with a bank account or a credit card, take the time to think about what safeguards you have in place. You should also closely consider where and why you’re sharing data with any organizations or groups that may request it. Some important points to consider:
If you use the services of an organization or company, establish what their protocol is regarding third-party data. Trust is an important aspect of customer relations, especially when it comes to sensitive data. As a client or customer, you are entitled to ask the following questions.
This Data Privacy Day, take advantage of the many international events taking place online. Connect with thought leaders to learn more about steps you can take to secure your data. And as always, you can also spread awareness about data protection to your friends, family and community.
This post was originally published on https://medium.com/reasonlabs