Digital Data Privacy

How private is your personal information online? Have you protected it? Information privacy is a key aspect of digital literacy.

This year’s Data Privacy Day, January 28th, encourages individuals to “Own Your Privacy”.

COVID-19 has underlined the importance of data privacy. One thing you can do to protect your information is to manage your privacy settings. Have you checked your privacy settings recently? Use this handy Manage Your Privacy Settings page to check and update privacy and security settings. It provides direct links to update your privacy settings on a wide variety of services and apps. You might be surprised at how many you use. There’s an extensive list, including:

  • E-commerce
  • Email and Voice Mail
  • Health Applications
  • Food Delivery
  • Games
  • Microsoft Office
  • Mobile/Location Services
  • Music
  • Online Confering
  • Photo and Video Sharing
  • Ride Share Services
  • Search Engines
  • Social Networks
  • Streaming Platforms
  • Web Browsers
  • Smart Speakers/Assistants

For other basic privacy tips, visit Managing Your Privacy.

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