Let me start by saying that I had no idea there was a Data Privacy Day in the US, let alone an International Data Privacy Day. There is, and it's this Saturday. It marks the signing of Convention 108 on January 28, 1981, the first legally binding international treaty that deals with both privacy and data protection. So what does this mean?

It means that this is a great opportunity to take a minute, or two, and learn about the latest, best practices for maintaining your privacy on-line and thereby protecting your personal data.

To help you through all of this, is a non-profit organization called the National Cyber Security Alliance. They work year-round to help consumers be safer on-line and help organizations learn how privacy is really good for business.

The National Cyber Security Alliance can help you stay safe on-line whether it's maintenance tips for your laptop or tablet, how to secure your home network, learn how to safeguard against id theft, best password practices, social networks, on-line shopping, and more.

The National Cyber Security Alliance, even has a section on it's website devoted to helping you check your privacy settings for accounts ranging from Google, Amazon, Pandora, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and so much more.

While I'd like to think I have everything button-downed and safe, I'm not taking that chance. Now that I know this organization is there to help, I'm taking full advantage of it.



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