Today is Data Privacy Day

Millions of people are unaware of and uninformed about how their personal information is being used, collected or shared in our digital society. Data Privacy Day, celebrated on January 28th each year, is an effort to empower people to protect their privacy, control their digital footprint, and escalate the protection of privacy and data as everyone’s priority.

This year’s theme is Own Your Privacy:

  • Personal info is like money: Value it. Protect it. Personal information has tremendous value to businesses, just like money. Make informed decisions about whether or not to share your data.
  • Keep tabs on apps. Many apps ask for access to personal information, such as your geographic location, contacts list, and photo album before you can use their services. Be mindful about who gets that information.
  • Manage your privacy settings. Check the privacy and security settings on web services and apps and set them to your comfort level for information sharing. The National Cyber Security Alliance ( has compiled a list of direct links to update your privacy settings on popular devices and online services.

Computing Services is here to help. Feel free to contact us at (719) 587-7741,, or stop by our Help Desk on the first floor of Nielsen Library.

Have a great day!

ASU Computing Services