Data Privacy Day 2017

While the new year is certainly in full force, threats to privacy remain a constant issue. Luckily, a nice way of reminding yourself and your loved ones of these dangers is Data Privacy Day! Here at we are proud to be an official 2017 #PrivacyAware Champion.

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What is Data Privacy Day?

Data Privacy Day is all about raising awareness of online privacy and the dangers associated with it. The annual event began in 2008 as a way to celebrate the 28 January 1981 signing of the first official international treaty regarding data protection and privacy.

The event has grown in recent years to the point that US Congress adopted a resolution supporting every 28 January as National Data Privacy Day.

So, how can you take part in Data Privacy Day?

Do a Quick Check-up!

The easiest way to take part in Data Privacy Day is by taking a few minutes to make sure that all of your online profiles, accounts, and files are properly secured. You can use my recent Data Privacy Day checklist to make sure you’ve got everything covered!

Additionally, you can also check out Data Privacy Day’s official online privacy tips in the video below.

Raise Awareness

Another great way to take part is by sharing the event with your friends and family on social media. The official Twitter hashtag is #PrivacyAware and there have already been some insightful discussions regarding the day and what you can do to participate.

Don’t forget to encourage others to do the same: data privacy is a right for everyone!

Thomas Ujj Born in Canada, raised in the U.S, yet somehow living in Hungary. I have a passion for anything technology related, gaming, freedom and privacy, food and Italian football team AS Roma.

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