Data Privacy Day is an international effort, held annually on Jan. 28, to empower individuals to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust.
According to the U.S. Consumer Privacy Index, 92 percent of U.S. Internet users worry about their privacy online. Here are some simple tips and techniques for protecting your data at work, at home and on the road.
Share with care on social media
- What you post can last a lifetime: Before posting online think about how it might be perceived now and in the future and who might see it.
- Own your online presence: Set the privacy and security settings on web services and devices to your comfort level for information sharing. It’s OKk to limit how and with whom you share information.
- Be aware of what’s being shared: Be aware that when you share a post, picture or video online, you may also be revealing information about others. Be thoughtful when and how you share information about others.
- Post only about others as you have them post about you: The golden rule applies online as well.
Personal information is like money. Value it. Protect it.
- Think before you act: Be wary of communications that implore you to act immediately, offer something that sounds too good to be true or ask for personal information.
- Lock Down Your Login: Fortify your online accounts by enabling the strongest authentication tools available, such as biometrics, security keys or a unique one-time code through an app on your mobile device. Your usernames and passwords are not enough to protect key accounts like email, banking and social media.
Visit Information Security’s Data Privacy page on the My UT Health Intranet for more information about data protection.
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