Data Privacy Week 2022: 4 Tips to Secure Your Personal Information from Prying Eyes

Data Privacy Week 2022: 4 Tips to Secure Your Personal Information from Prying Eyes

As our world rapidly digitizes, more of our personal information is being exposed online. However, many people remain unaware of the extent to which organizations are tracking their online activities and using their personal data. Even those who are aware may not know what they can do to protect themselves.

With this in mind, it makes sense that the National Cybersecurity Alliance has expanded their annual Data Privacy Day campaign into Data Privacy Week for 2022. This international initiative, which will be observed from January 24 through January 28, 2022, aims to increase awareness of data privacy issues and educate consumers on how they can protect their online privacy.

Here are 4 ways you can keep your personal information safe and take ownership of your data privacy.

1. Stick with Instant Messaging Apps That Offer End-to-End Encryption

Not all instant messaging apps offer end-to-end encryption, which means your “private” messages could potentially be intercepted by cybercriminals. Make sure to use an app that does offer end-to-end encryption, like Keeper Chat.

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2. Avoid Unsecured Public Wi-Fi

The post-COVID “work from anywhere” revolution may tempt you to work from your favorite coffee shop or poolside at a hotel, using the free Wi-Fi offered by retail and hospitality establishments. Unfortunately, these networks tend to be secured by very weak passwords, if they require one at all, making them notoriously insecure. Avoid connecting to public Wi-Fi networks; tether your laptop or tablet to your phone instead. If you must connect to public Wi-Fi, always use a virtual private network (VPN).

3. Enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Whenever Possible

Verizon estimates that over 80% of successful data breaches involve compromised passwords. MFA protects you in the event that one of your passwords is compromised. Without the second login factor (your phone, a key fob, or a biometric), cybercriminals will be unable to access your account.

4. Practice Secure Password Habits

In addition to enabling MFA wherever it’s supported, make sure to use strong, unique passwords on every account, then further protect them using a comprehensive password manager such as Keeper. Keeper stores your login credentials and other private information in a private, encrypted digital vault that you can easily access from virtually any device, running any operating system. Trusted by millions of people around the world, Keeper is the leading password manager for protecting you and your family from password-related data breaches and other cyberthreats.

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There’s never been a better time to purchase Keeper. During Data Privacy Week 2022, we’re offering 40% off individual and family Keeper plans.* Just use code DATA40 during checkout. Hurry – this amazing discount is only available from January 24 through January 28, 2022.

*Discount valid on 1-year plans for new customer purchases. Not valid for existing paying customers. Offer valid beginning January 24, 2022 through January 28, 2022. Cannot be used in combinations with other offers or discounts. Offer may be terminated or modified at any time without notice.