Data Privacy Day

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Data Privacy Day


Many of us have adopted annual New Year traditions. Whether that is cleaning out old files or our homes, we find a way to refresh and renew our environments. So it is fitting that Data Privacy Day is January 28th. This is an opportunity to reflect on how we can and should protect ourselves in the modern cyber world where we increasingly work, play, communicate and socialize. Do we have the security levels set where we want them on our handheld devices, desktop/laptop computer and in our browsers and apps? Are we sharing too much personal information or allowing ourselves to be tracked more than we would like?

There is no set standard for how much we should share or how much we allow ourselves to be tracked. Each of us has a difference tolerance level and expectation for our privacy. But today, we should all pause for a moment, review our settings and our own personal cyber environment and ensure that it matches our wishes and desires. If it does not, perhaps it would be wise to take an additional moment or two to tighten things up.

Be cyber smart and cyber safe!


About the Author
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Harvey Gannon


Harvey has over 25 years of executive management experience delivering solutions to campus-based organizations in Information security, compliance, payment processing and systems implementation. Prior to co-founding CampusGuard in 2009, he served as Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of infiNET Solutions, a provider of Automated Billing, Payment Processing and Campus Commerce solutions for higher education institutions. In addition, he has served as the President of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lake County, IL, where he managed all the activities of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors. He is active in his community as both a soccer and football coach for elementary and middle school student athletes.