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January 29, 2019

Data Privacy Day 2019 – Live From LinkedIn Event Highlights

To commemorate Data Privacy Day – an international effort held annually on Jan. 28 to generate awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust – the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) hosted an afternoon event, which was streamed live from LinkedIn’s offices in San Francisco, CA.

January 28, 2019

How to Build Privacy into Your Business

Consumers’ intensified focus on protecting their privacy underscores the need for businesses to incorporate data privacy into the building blocks of their organization through physical, technical, organizational and administrative safeguards.

January 25, 2019

How Can You Trust a Virtual Private Network to Protect Your Privacy?

Virtual private networks, or VPNs, have become a popular privacy tool. We are hearing about VPNs more and more often. Television commercials about VPNs are becoming more common, and one company ran a full-page ad in the New York Times. Major internet service providers have launched their own VPNs, as have adult websites.

This all begs the question: What even is a VPN and should we all be using one?

January 24, 2019

The Power of Data and How it’s Changed Our Lives

While the benefits consumers receive from sharing their data are undeniable, we need to ensure that private information is used appropriately. Otherwise, consumers like me will be reluctant to try new technologies, and we are likely to see an erosion of the benefits of these new technologies. That’s why it is critically important to develop comprehensive federal privacy legislation in the United States. 

January 23, 2019

What Does Data Breach Mean to You?

What Does Data Breach Mean to You? Eva Velasquez, Chief Operating Officer of the Identity Theft Resource Center, takes a look at how data privacy has been affected recently and the efforts needed to remedy the situation.

July 10, 2018

#CyberAware: Opting Out of Data Collecting Features

#CyberAware is a monthly family-friendly update from the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This month, we’re sharing tips for catching and preventing child identity theft, advice for keeping older adults safer online and how to update the privacy settings on some common household devices and services.