We just passed Data Privacy Day on Jan. 28, the Department of Homeland Security advises. That’s “an international effort designed to inspire dialogue and empower individuals (to) take action to protect privacy, safeguard data, and enable trust in our interconnected world.”
This is an increasingly tall order on the vast, beleaguered Internet. A good place to check in regularly is the Homeland Security site itself. “Following a year of massive data breaches at both public companies and government organizations,” DHS notes, “it’s time we all learn how to secure our personal information and ‘own’ our online presence.” Indeed.