Data Privacy is a serious topic. It’s a topic we deeply and passionately care about and a topic we work hard to create awareness around. Today, we hope you’ll celebrate the internationally recognized holiday by taking the time to evaluate and consider how well you are keeping your own data protected, and to consider what other steps you can take to be safer online.
We embrace data privacy day and hope that it has a wide reach in bringing public awareness to the data privacy issues and risks that we know to be huge, but all too often overlooked.
We encourage everyone to celebrate Data Privacy Day by reading current articles and taking personal steps toward making sure that you, your families and loved ones are adequately protected online. If you take just one day per year to evaluate how well protected your personal information is online, we encourage you to make that be today.
Here are two articles that we recommend you read. One gives an overview of the state of data privacy, with statistics released today, and the other offers a list of 10 steps you can take to protect yourself.
For some current data, read this report released today by Experian
And for a breakdown of some actionable steps you can take to prevent identity theft, we recommend this article from Yahoo Finance.
We can’t strongly enough advocate that you protect yourself, be aware and take charge of what happens to your personal data.
As a reminder, our company mission and the goal of each of us here that work for Private.me, is to help individuals take control over how their personal information is accessed used and stored online, and to help businesses protect the data of their users. We’re proud to be offering new tools for consumers and an API for businesses (you can read more about our patent pending technology we’ve built here) and we encourage every individual to take steps toward protecting their data.