Data Privacy Day is held annually on Jan. 28 to create awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. Here are a few resources to help you be more #PrivacyAware from the National Cyber Security Alliance – plus, learn how you can get involved this Data Privacy Day.
Personal information, particularly health care information, is being exposed in more places, through more “things” and to more people every day, which is creating new risks for people, businesses, health care organizations, governments and society as a whole. People all around the world are more concerned than ever about their privacy and the security of the personal information they share with others, with good reason.
As everyone probably knows by now, “Pokémon Go” encourages players to interact with their natural environment by using realistic maps of their surroundings as part of the game. Our guest bloggers at Intel Corporation discuss the privacy and safety implications of this technology and where it might lead in the future.
In making public an online archive of data breach notifications affecting Massachusetts residents from 2007 to 2016, that state may have taken the first step to make America more cybersecure. Guest blogger Adam Levin argues for a national database, and other consumer-first approaches to the identity theft pandemic.
EDUCAUSE shares several ideas to help you ignite your brainstorming about campus activities on Data Privacy Day (or during Data Privacy Month). These ideas are meant to be suitable for all higher education community members (e.g., students, faculty, and staff).
The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a prize competition called the Internet of Things Home Inspector Challenge. The FTC is asking people to come up with a technical solution to guard against security vulnerabilities in software on smart devices connected to their homes.
Today, we are more connected than ever before, and by 2020 more than 30.7 billion devices will be connected to the internet. Connected devices, which provide great convenience to our lives, are fueled by information about us, like our behaviors and preferences. Many of us may be unaware of how our information is being used, collected and shared. There are some things you can do to manage your privacy online. Join @STOPTHNKCONNECT and a panel of experts for a Twitter chat on managing your privacy in a growing “Internet of Me” world.