Today is National Data Privacy Day

January is Data Privacy Month and it culminates in Data Privacy Day, which is today, January 28th. The resolution for Data Privacy Day, when it was passed by the US House of Representatives, was to “raise awareness of data protection and privacy laws and of specific steps that can be taken to protect the privacy of personal information online.”

It is important that users are aware that if they are online, information about them is out there, in one form or another. Whether it is your web browsing history, which sites you subscribe to, your communications via the Internet or actual personal information (such as your name, address, age, etc), you have likely left behind snippets of information about yourself online.

Data Privacy Day promoters try to empower people to protect and control their digital footprint. Learn what you can by visiting the above links and educating yourself about the impact of digital data on your privacy.

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