The Data Privacy Day!
Since the 1960s, tremendous technological development raised questions about privacy protection in the digital world. Millions of users are constantly exposed to many pitfalls of the internet and are often unaware of how their personal data are used, collected and/or shared.
Today, January 28th, 2021, is the 15th edition of the Data Protection Day, an international event initiated by the Council of Europe in 2006 and aimed at inspiring dialogue among people and making them aware of privacy and data protection matters.
Indeed, January 28th matches the opening of the Convention n.108 for signature (Convention for the protection of individuals with regards to automatic processing of personal data of the Council of Europe of 1981). The said Convention n.108 stressed out the importance of digital data protection, primarily guaranteed by the constitutional “right to private and family lives’ protection”.
The General Data Protection Regulation (also known as GDPR) is fundamental and decisive for the protection of personal data. The GDPR, upon its entry into force in 2018, harmonized and streamlined EU legislative systems on personal data protection in order to facilitate discussions between EU members states. Moreover, the GDPR granted new rights to data subjects in order to empower them to control their personal data’s dissemination and use.
OPIS, in partnership with its DPO, takes advantage of the 15th Data Protection Day to draw attention on digital security and to share some useful links to check your e-privacy:
Click here to update your privacy/security settings on the most used online devices and services
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Find out if your email address has been compromised in a data breach and if it’s time to change your password
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Check the security level of your passwords and get tips for creating secure passwords for each account
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