WG News Now - Are You in Control of Your Personal Information? Tracy Hillstrom VP, Content Strategy & Experience at WatchGuard, provided advice for Data Privacy Day in this #featured article.
Tracy Hillstrom VP, Content Strategy & Experience at WatchGuard, provides some advice for Data Privacy Day Protecting your personal data while participating in an increasingly online community can be challenging. When the wrong people get hold of personal information, it can lead to identity theft and other costly crimes, which can have an impact on individuals for years. However, consistently applying a few commonsense privacy practices will help you to avoid unnecessary time, expense, and trouble. With Data Privacy Day on 28 January, it’s a good time to take a fresh look at your personal information security. Personal Data Protection best pracrice: Treat unexpected messages as suspicious. Some emails, texts, and phone calls that seem to come from legitimate people and companies such as Amazon or PayPal, and even co-workers just do not seem right. Avoid engaging with those messages and don’t release any personal information to those sources until verified through your own checks. Resi