Data Privacy Day January 28th – Are You Privacy Aware?

Did you know that today is Data Privacy Day? Most people probably don”t and need to, so pass it along! What are the most important things you can do to protect your privacy?

Set up two factor authentication

Most major companies now offer two factor authentication, which simply means, after you log in on a new device, you will be texted a code on you phone as a verification that it’s you. This is an easy and very effective way to keep intruders out of your personal accounts. But, it”s dependent on your mobile device, so make sure to carry a charger and if you are in a foreign country, make sure you can receive texts. With Facebook and perhaps more sites soon, you can use a dongle instead of your phone.

Make a schedule to review your privacy settings

While Data Privacy Day is a great time to review your privacy settings, there are a lot of settings to review, so we recommend that you make a schedule. If you spread it out over the year and put it on your calendar, you are more likely to do it. Here are some of the most important settings:

In addition to the above, make a list of all your social accounts and devices and make a schedule to review them all at least annually, preferably bi-annually. Use the links above as a starting point.

Educate yourself

This one has the potential to make a person paranoid, but it”s worth doing, just keep a balance and try to stick to reputable sources. Here are few sources and articles that we can recommend:

Data Privacy Day – January 28th – Are you #PrivacyAware?