Whether you use it at work, home, or on-the-go there is a good chance that you use the internet at some point each day. It may be an after thought, but are you always practicing online safety? As a yearly reminder to do so, January 28 is Data Privacy Day.
Data Privacy Day is an international effort held annually that aims to create awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding your data and practicing internet safety. Led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) Data Privacy Day probes us to begin asking important questions like “What kind of information about my personal life online?” or “Is my company doing all that it can to protect our client’s data?” Just to name a few.
Tips for Protecting Business Data
1.) If you collect it, you need to protect it. Be sure that your business is following the proper measures to keep your client's personal information private. Protect your client's data with the same security measures you would like taken in protecting your own data.
2.) Educate your employees about online privacy. Educating your employees about data safety can protect not only your business but also can help them to protect your client’s information. Let your employees know that they play a part in the protection of your clients.
3.) Build and earn trust. Trust is earned, and a great way to gain your clients trust is by communicating that the protection of their data is of great importance to you. Educate your clients on the ways your business works to maintain the privacy of their data.
4.) Secure your devices. Not every employee has the same access levels, it's important to lock down your devices when stepping away. This step keeps your information and your business's information safe.
Keeping your data and the data of your clients safe is of the utmost importance. Use Data Privacy Day as a reminder to brush up on some technology privacy tips and to share this information with others. Interested in learning more about how to keep your businesses information safe? Contact SumnerOne for a security assessment.
Originally published January 26, 2018, updated November 15, 2018