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Data Privacy Day Jan. 28, 2017

Data Privacy Day is Saturday, January 28, 2017 and Cornell has signed on as a Champion for the event, as was the case for National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October. This year's theme is "Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust." Data Privacy Day is an annual international effort held to create awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information, led by the National Cyber Security Alliance.

Things to think about this Data Privacy Day:

Share with Care

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 ok 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.

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