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Your data is valuable.
Even if you don’t agree, many organizations and groups would pay top dollar for it and they don’t all have your best interests in mind. But you have the power to take charge of your data. This is why we are excited to celebrate the second ever Data Privacy Week!
The goal of Data Privacy Week is to spread awareness about online privacy. We think data privacy should be a priority both for individuals and organizations. Our goal is twofold: we want to help citizens understand that they have the power to manage their data and we want to help organizations understand why it is important that they respect their users’ data.
DATA: THE STORY OF YOU
All your online activity generates a trail of data. Websites, apps, and services collect data on your behaviors, interests, and purchases. Sometimes, this includes personal data, like your Social Security and driver’s license numbers. It can even include data about your physical self, like health data – think about how a smartwatch counts and records how many steps you take.
While it’s true that you cannot control how each byte of data about you and your family is shared and processed, you are not helpless! In many cases, you can control how you share your data with a few simple steps. Remember, your data is precious, and you deserve to be selective about who you share it with!
Follow these steps to better manage your personal information and make informed decisions about who receives your data.
FOR ORGANIZATIONS: RESPECT PRIVACY
Respecting the privacy of your customers, staff, and all other stakeholders is critical for inspiring trust and enhancing reputation. According to the Pew Research Center, 79% of U.S. adults report being concerned about the way their data is being used by companies. By being open about how you use data and respecting privacy, you can stand out from your competition. Learn more about the steps you can take within your organization to respect privacy,
About data Privacy Week
Manage Your Privacy Settings
Want to view or change your privacy/security settings, but don’t know where to find them? Use these direct links to update your privacy settings on popular devices and online services.