This Sunday we are celebrating Data Privacy Day to raise awareness about privacy. Observed every year on January 28, Data Privacy Day was inspired by the Jan. 28, 1981 signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection.
This is the perfect opportunity to review your privacy settings and make sure you are comfortable with the information being shared! Here are some tips on how to be aware of privacy in your daily life:
Share with care
- What you post can last a lifetime: before posting, think about how it might be perceived now and in the future and who might see it.
- Own your online presence: set the privacy and security settings on web services and devices to your comfort level and regularly review them.
- Be aware of what's being shared: a photo or video might reveal sensitive information about you and others. Only allow online services or apps the access they truly need.
- The Golden Rule applies online: post only about others as you have them post about you. Ask permission first.
Tell us how you are #ESUPrivacyAware by commenting on our posts on Twitter (@ESU Information Tech) and Facebook (ESU Information Technology) by February 2, 2018 to win a security gift bag!
At ESU, we respect privacy and actively show our support for the initiative by being a Data Privacy Day Champion this year. As David Hoffman, Associate General Counsel and Global Privacy Officer of Intel states "All companies are data companies today, and we all have a role to play in promoting the ethical and innovative use of data."