Adjust Settings To Your Comfort Level

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Because your computer didn’t come with a privacy and security manual.

About Data Privacy Week:

Data Privacy Week is an annual campaign to spread awareness about data privacy and educate individuals on how to secure their personal information.

All your online activity generates a trail of data. Websites, apps, and services collect data on your behaviors, interests, and purchases. Sometimes, this includes personal data, like your Social Security and driver’s license numbers. It can even include data about your physical self, like health data – think about how a smartwatch counts and records how many steps you take.

While it’s true that you cannot control how each byte of data about you and your family is shared and processed, you are not helpless! In many cases, you can control how you share your data with a few simple steps. Remember, your data is precious, and you deserve to be selective about who you share it with!

Here is the SECOND simple, easy tips you that will help you manage your data privacy:

2. ADJUST SETTINGS TO YOUR COMFORT LEVEL

For every app, account, or device, check the privacy and security settings. These should be easy to find in a Settings section and should take a few moments to change. Set them to your comfort level for personal information sharing; generally, we think it’s wise to lean on the side of sharing less data, not more.

You don’t have to do this for every account at once, start small and over time you’ll make a habit of adjusting all your settings to your comfort. The National Cybersecurity Alliance has in-depth, free resources like the Manage Your Privacy Settings page that lets you check the settings of social media accounts, retail stores, apps and more.

The CyberWyoming Alliance Challenge

Tell us you’ve reviewed the security settings on 3 different online accounts and get a congratulatory letter and a webcam cover!  Just email us at info@cyberwyoming.org with your mailing address.  (No, we won’t keep your address on file.)

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