New Delhi: Every year 28 January is celebrated as ‘Data Privacy Day’ all over the world. The more technology has developed, the more it has its advantages, the more it has its disadvantages. While many of our tasks are easily done in the digital world equipped with social media and internet, the same can easily access our personal life and privacy. We all know that in today’s era, in today’s modern times, all the important information is present in our phone, computer or laptop.
need of the hour data protection
Where on the one hand, where all this gives speed to your life, on the other hand, due to a slight mistake, this online data also becomes a threat to you, you can also suffer any kind of loss. Today, to cross-check this privacy once again, ‘Data Protection Day’ is celebrated all over the world. Let us tell you that the Council of Europe started a Data Protection Day observed every year on 28 January, the date on which the Data Protection Conference of Europe, known as “Convention 108”.
Objective of ‘Data Privacy Day’
Today is an international effort to create awareness about the importance of protecting information, privacy of information. On this day citizens are encouraged and made aware to protect their personal information. Governments and national data protection organizations also conduct activities today to raise awareness of personal data protection and privacy rights. Under this day, important things are told about data protection all over the world.
Simple ways to keep personal information safe
1. You have to keep in mind that you use the latest means of new software in your computer, laptop, tablet and smartphone at that time.
2. Update your application regularly for security fixes.
3. Use anti-malware software for security and protect personal data with encryption.
4. Use a password manager to keep control of all your passwords so you don’t use the same password twice. Also try to have long passwords as they are not easy to break.
5. Keep in mind that location tracking is not always open on your phone.
6. Be careful about all personal information you enter on social media, including your birthday.
7. Before reading or replying to a text message or email in the phone, check its source. There is a possibility of it being a virus.
8. Never use unsecured WiFi.
9. Quickly enter your privacy settings on any new device (mobile, laptop, etc.).
10. Check your ATM, credit card, bank statement regularly. In case of anything suspicious, contact your bank immediately.