Millions of people are unaware of and uninformed about how their personal information is being used, collected or shared in our digital society. Data Privacy Day aims to inspire dialogue and empower individuals and companies to take action. It began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. Data Protection Day commemorates the 28th January, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. Data Privacy Day is observed annually on 28th January.
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) officially leads the Data Privacy Day campaign and is advised by a distinguished advisory committee of privacy professionals to help the campaign align with the most current privacy issues in a thoughtful and meaningful way.
What Should You Know About Encryption?
Encryption refers to the mathematical process of making a message unreadable except to a person who has the key to “decrypt” it into readable form.
Learn more about encryption here.
The One Thing That Protects A Laptop After It’s Been Stolen
When your laptop is lost or stolen, you aren’t just out £800 (or more). Your personal information is also accessible to whoever takes it, even if you have a password.
“Unfortunately, a typical password-protected user account does nothing to protect your data,” says Dennis Stewart, a security engineer at CipherTechs. “While the password will prevent someone else from logging into your computer, an attacker can still use other methods to copy files off.” If thieves remove the hard drive and put it into another computer, they have access to any files you have stored on it. In some cases, they can even reset the password on your PC and gain access to your email, passwords and other personal information.
Read the full The New York Times article here.
How To Encrypt Your Devices
When data is encrypted, it turns into a seemingly random collection of characters, unless of course you have the decryption key! The ability to encrypt all the data on a device is now usually built-in to its operating system, meaning there is no good excuse not to protect your privacy in this manner.
Learn how to encrypt your devises here.
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