Data Privacy Day!

Happy Data Privacy Day!

It may seem like a Hallmark holiday, but there aren’t any cards for it (if there are please mail me one). It exists to commemorate the 1981 signing of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data by the Council of Europe. Accordingly, Europe celebrates this day as Data Protection Day.

Let’s start with some basics…

A few more steps that are good to take…

And to keep protecting your privacy…

Don’t try to do all of this at once, but try to make sure that you do it occasionally. Add a bunch of things to your to-do list, make recurring calendar events to update passwords, revoke third-party app access, and check your credit report.

The Federal Trade Commission has a ton of information about how to protect yourself. Read up, stay informed, and encourage your friends and family to do the same!

We’ll return to regularly scheduled silliness later this week. Go eat (and delete!) some cookies.