Thursday, 28 January 2010

Data Privacy Day

Apparently its Data Privacy Day today (Jan 28th)

I had no prior knowledge of this. Might unplug the wifi and go off the grid for a day. That said there are quite a few handy resources on that site, which I might check out instead.

Data Privacy Day is an international celebration of the dignity of the individual expressed through personal information. In this networked world, in which we are thoroughly digitized, with our identities, locations, actions, purchases, associations, movements, and histories stored as so many bits and bytes, we have to ask – who is collecting all of this – what are they doing with it – with whom are they sharing it? Most of all, individuals are asking ‘How can I protect my information from being misused?’ These are reasonable questions to ask – we should all want to know the answers.

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