And in honor of it, all of the candidates for President in both major political parties will issue statements explaining how they will protect our privacy from government and business over-reach.
Okay, so I’m just kidding. The reality is that none of the candidates has really addressed privacy issues, despite all the hours upon endless hours of debate. And their brief and less-than-shining attempts to address the encryption backdoor issue show that privacy advocates will continue to have our work cut out for us in the next administration.
So what are you doing for Data Privacy Day? No big plans, you say? How about spending 15 minutes reviewing your online privacy settings and your kids’ settings. Turn off location services if you don’t really need them – you can always turn them back on if you need them for GPS or mapping.
And maybe, if you have a few extra dollars, donate to an organization that advocates for your privacy.