WHAT IS DATA PRIVACY DAY?
Millions of people are unaware of and uninformed about how their personal information is being used, collected or shared in our digital society. Data Privacy Day aims to inspire dialogue and empower individuals and companies to take action. It began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. Data Protection Day commemorates the Jan. 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. Data Privacy Day is observed annually on Jan. 28.
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) officially leads the Data Privacy Day campaign and is advised by a distinguished advisory committee of privacy professionals to help the campaign align with the most current privacy issues in a thoughtful and meaningful way.
ADVICE FOR ORGANIZATIONS: PRIVACY IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS
Create a culture of privacy in your organization. Educate employees on the importance and impact of protecting consumer and employee information as well as the role they play in keeping it safe.
Top Three Tips for Transparency and Trust
ADVICE FOR CONSUMERS: SAFEGUARDING YOUR DATA
CONSUMER-FRIENDLY TIPS TO HELP PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY
HEALTHCARE AND DIGITAL RECORD KEEPING
Technology can greatly improve the delivery of medical and health services for patients. As healthcare companies turn to digital record keeping and internet-connected medical devices, patients outcomes are also improving. But these advances in healthcare technology also come with a risk: Medical organizations, including insurance companies, collect large volumes of data that we report on our devices, including our Social Security numbers, financial information, medical history and current health status. This data can be immensely valuable to cybercriminals and so intensely personal that patients would be deeply impacted if it was lost or stolen.
Recent statistics found that:
The above information is courtesy of StaySafeOnline and the National Cyber Security Alliance. For more, visit https://staysafeonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/DPD_ChampionBackgrounder_2019.pdf
Our BrightStar Managed IT Service offers several layers of security to help keep company, user and customer data protected; but it is still important to remain Privacy Aware. If you’d like more information, contact us today!