January 28 is Data Privacy Day. In case you do not have the date circled on your calendar, Data Privacy Day is a good time to check how your personal information is being used by service providers, and update your privacy settings on devices and online services that use your personal information.
The National Cyber Security Alliance creates and implements broad-reaching education and awareness efforts to provide users with information needed to keep their sensitive information secure and to promote good cybersecurity practices. The Alliance offers a convenient way to view and change the privacy and security settings for several prominent devices and online service providers like Apple, Android, Amazon, Facebook, and Uber. The Stay Safe Online site provides direct links to the privacy and security settings for providers of popular devices and online services. Once you click on a link to a specific service provider, you can view the privacy and security policies for that provider and change how your personal information is used.
As you “celebrate” Data Privacy Day, take a few moments to review the privacy and security policies of your service providers and change the default settings to match your privacy preferences.
Check out our series, Privacy Perils, to learn what steps you can take to guard your personal and company data. For more information about this topic and other cyber security concerns, please contact Bob Brewer, Tony McFarland, Elizabeth Warren or a member of our Privacy & Data Security team.