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28 January
Data Privacy Day 2024: “Take control of your Data”

Data Privacy Day, also called Data Protection Day in Europe, is a global event that happens every year on January 28. It aims to promote awareness about online privacy, data protection, and ways to protect your personal information in the digital world. It’s a good time to reflect on your online privacy habits and take charge of your data.

By making small changes and practicing good data hygiene, you can protect yourself and empower yourself in the digital world. Taking charge of your privacy is an ongoing process, so use Data Privacy Day to become more informed and proactive about safeguarding your information.

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In 2006, the Council of Europe established the day to celebrate the anniversary of the opening for signature of Convention 108. This convention is the first international treaty on data protection that is legally binding. Since then, the day has become a global initiative observed in over 100 countries, including the United States and Canada.

DATA PRIVACY DAY 2024: SIGNIFICANCE:

Data Privacy Day is important because our personal information is constantly collected and used in our digital world. It reminds us that we have a right to privacy and need to protect our data from unauthorized access, misuse, and exploitation.

WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR PERSONALDATA:

Limit data sharing
Be mindful of what information you share online and offline, and avoid oversharing personal details.
Beware of third-party apps and permissions
Carefully review the permissions requested by apps before installing them on your devices.
Use privacy-focused browsers and search engines
Use strong, unique passwords for each online account and enable two-factor authentication wherever possible.
Beware of phishing scams
Review your privacy settings
Strengthen your passwords
Never click on suspicious links or open attachments from unknown senders.
Secure your devices
Exercise your data rights
Install antivirus software, use firewalls, and encrypt sensitive data on your computers and mobile devices.
Regularly check and adjust the privacy settings on your social media accounts, apps, and websites.
Regularly check your privacy statements
Review the privacy policies of the services you use and understand how your data is collected and used.
Know your rights under data protection laws, such as the right to access, rectify, and erase your data.
Keep yourself updated on the latest data privacy threats and best practices by following reputable sources.

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