01/25/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/25/2021 06:43
January 25, 2021
On the heels of a year that saw, among other things, ransomware attacks occurring about every 11 seconds and a significant supply chain breach affecting 18,000 public and private entities, better data privacy should top our collective list of New Year's resolutions. But if this wasn't among our resolutions, we still have National Privacy Day on January 28 to remind us of the need to be vigilant.
Frank Sinatra sang to us in 'Love and Marriage' that you can't have one without the other. Likewise, you can't separate data privacy from data protection. Organizations that place a high value on data privacy implement strong data protection measures. Without doing so, privacy can't be assured.
The National Cyber Security Alliance, sponsor of National Data Privacy Day, has created calls to action employing a few basic privacy concepts that individuals and businesses can follow to keep data safe online.
For individuals: Own Your Privacy
For businesses: Respect Privacy
As many of us will likely continue to work remotely well into 2021-and will likely continue our heavy use of the internet and e-commerce adopted last year-the new year provides a good opportunity to examine apps and behaviors that could put your data privacy at risk. For me, this includes reviewing locations where my payment information and other personal data are stored.
How will you resolve to better protect your data in 2021?
By Nancy Donahue, a project manager in the Retail Payments Risk Forum at the Atlanta Fed