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Data Protection Day - Is your data safe?

January 27, 2017

Data Protection Day

The 28th of January is annual Data Protection Day. This is a good reminder to periodically check the security of your online data. 

Every time we go online to shop, post a picture, update Facebook or sign up for a new app we are sharing our personal information. This includes wearable devices that track our fitness and collect health information. Set aside some time to make sure you know what you are sharing and minimise risks. These 10 tips from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner website are a good starting point.

If you are not sure where to find the privacy and security settings in your social media accounts, the Stay Safe Online site provides a list of resources for numerous services including popular social networks, photo sharing and music apps.

The images and most of the information in this article is adapted from material on the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner website made available under a Creative Commons licence.