In honor of international Data Privacy Day, here are some things to keep in mind:


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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. 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

Personal data is like money, value it: Think before you connect to public wifi and access personal or financial information. Be wary of communications that implore you to act immediately, offer something that sounds too good to be true or ask for personal information. Switch on two-step verification or multi-factor authentication wherever offered to prevent unauthorized access.

Privacy is everyone’s business – Expect it, Respect it and Protect it: Every business regardless of size should have a privacy policy and internal controls in places for their customer data.

Lock down your login. Your usernames and passwords are not enough to protect key accounts like email, banking and social media. Choose one account and turn on the strongest authentication tools available, such as biometrics, security keys or a unique one-time code sent to your mobile device. To learn how to enable two factor authentication with a number of different companies visit:

The National Cyber Security Alliance has some good tips on keeping your data safe here. They also maintain a list of privacy setting links for popular web services here.