Data Privacy Week: Why it should Matter to You

Data Privacy Week: Why it should Matter to You

Data Privacy Week highlights the importance of safeguarding your personal information. Especially amidst the increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI). AI, while transformative, raises concerns about user data retention. These technologies collect and store sensitive data, emphasizing the need for user caution. The integration of AI into scams amplifies the sophistication of fraudulent activities, making individuals susceptible to voice phishing and impersonation tactics. To combat these risks, the blog advocates for vigilance, protection of personal information, and awareness of various scam types.

In response to Data Privacy Week, the Cybersafety Academy offers free courses, including “Protect Your Information” and “Scams: How to Spot Them and Stop Them,” fostering digital defense. Three cybersecurity tips are highlighted: using different passwords, timely software updates, and implementing 2-Factor Authentication. The blog emphasizes the importance of these measures in the face of evolving cyber threats. Additionally, resources from the KnowledgeFlow Cybersafety Foundation and the Privacy Commissioner of Canada provide guidance on password management and identity theft recovery. As users engage with #dataprivacy, #onlinesafety, and #artificialintelligence, the collective effort is underscored with #DPW2024 and #notonmyinternet.