Cybersecurity » Data Privacy Week 2023 (Jan 22-28)

Data Privacy Week 2023 (Jan 22-28)

 
YOUR DATA IS VALUABLE

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Even if you don’t agree, many organizations and groups would pay top dollar for it and they don’t all have your best interests in mind. But you have the power to take charge of your data. This is why we are excited to celebrate the second-ever Data Privacy Week!

 

The goal of Data Privacy Week is to spread awareness about online privacy. Data privacy should be a priority both for individuals and organizations. Our goal is twofold: we want to help citizens understand that they have the power to manage their data and we want to help organizations understand why it is important that they respect their users’ data.

What is privacy?
Privacy is a right – it is generally thought of as the right to not be observed or disturbed by others. This includes a right for certain information to not be observed. Like all rights, the exact meaning of privacy varies from age to age and among different cultures. But today you can usually think of privacy as your right to keep your personal information to yourself. 
 
What is data privacy? 
Data privacy, then, is the right to keep your data private. Understand that you cannot keep all of your data private from everyone – the IRS, for example, must know how much money you make, or you will face unpleasant consequences.  However, you should know your data privacy rights and, when you can, make choices to only share your data when you feel it is appropriate. 89% of people say they care about data privacy -CISCO 
 
Is data privacy the same as cybersecurity?
Data privacy and cybersecurity are different fields, but they go together. Data privacy revolves around rules, guidelines, and your own personal choices about who has access to your data, and how much access they have. Cybersecurity is focused on preventing and solving threats like hacking, malware, and online scams. Bad actors often exploit cybersecurity vulnerabilities, though, to get data – it is that valuable. A lot of cybersecurity is about keeping your data safe. Data privacy, on the other hand, is about your right to keep your data safe, especially from those who aren’t cybercriminals, like websites and businesses. 44% of the breaches analyzed exposed customer personal data, such as name, email, password, or even healthcare data – representing the most common type of breached records -IBM 
 
Manage your privacy settings.

Want to view or change your privacy/security settings, but don’t know where to find them? By clicking the link below learn how to update your privacy settings on popular devices and online services or read about your platforms’ privacy policies and statements. 43% of people said they are unable to protect their data effectively -CISCO

 

Manage Your Privacy Settings


 
 

For more information/resources about Data Privacy Week, visit https://staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-week/.

 

 

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