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Data Privacy Week Recap

We know it can be hard to navigate the world of data privacy, so here is a recap of all the great info that came out of data privacy week. If you want to check out all the resources from the National Cybersecurity Alliance, we'll put the link below.

All of your online activity creates a data trail, and there is always a tradeoff between convenience and privacy. Here are some tips to help you manage your data.

  • Get rid of unused apps. If you haven’t used an app, service, or account in a while, it might still be collecting and sharing your data.

  • Think about whether or not the data being requested is relevant to the app or service. (Why would a game need access to your contacts?)

  • Adjust privacy settings. Check the privacy and security settings on all of your apps, accounts, and devices, and adjust them to your comfort level. (you don't have to do this all at once, baby steps are fine)

  • Create unique passwords that are at least 12 characters long, and use a password manager to keep track of them.

  • Use multifactor authentications wherever possible.

  • Turn on automatic updates, or install updates as soon as they are available. There are often bug fixes and security patches in those updates.

  • Learn how to spot phishing messages in email, text, or dm's.

For more information on how to manage your data click here to visit the National Cybersecurity Alliance website.


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