The Stay Safe Online Blog

Feb 6, 2014 7:15am
"Smiling feels easy and natural. However, this action is quite elaborate from a structural point of view," writes Jetico CEO Michael Waksman. "So the key to making data privacy more accessible would be to use software that allows encryption to be performed easily and naturally without even thinking about it."
Feb 4, 2014 7:00am
David Hoffman was one of the driving forces behind the observation of Data Privacy Day in the United States and Canada in 2008, so it should come as no surprise Intel's global privacy officer delivered one of the most memorable comments of the 2014 Data Privacy Day Kickoff Event Jan. 28 at The Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C.
Feb 3, 2014 7:08am
This Tuesday, February 11th, is Safer Internet Day, a worldwide awareness effort to make the Internet a safer place and to harness the power of the Internet for good.
Jan 28, 2014 6:00am
"For those who would frame data privacy as the individual-versus-corporations or individual-versus-government, there are more constructive approaches to protecting privacy than adversarial ones," writes NCSA executive director Michael Kaiser on the annual observation of Data Privacy Day. "And that's why the theme of Data Privacy Day is Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust."
Jan 24, 2014 2:05pm
"To avoid accidentally selling your identity on eBay or providing access to your bank accounts in the form of a broken tablet in the trash, you need to take secure measures to wipe the data clean," writes Frank Milia of IT Asset Management Group (ITAMG). "The good news is that many of the drive manufacturers have provided secure erasure utilities built into the disks."
Jan 22, 2014 3:10pm
In the last #ChatDPD before Data Privacy Day Jan. 28, iKeepSafe, SpiderOak, ISACA and the International Association of Privacy Professionals joined NCSA to discuss best practices for businesses regarding privacy ethics and good data stewardship.
Jan 22, 2014 6:00am
SpiderOak's Chip Black takes a look back at Ted Nelson's seminal 1974 works on computing and how they're relevant as ever in online privacy discussions 40 years later.
Jan 21, 2014 9:20am
Today, Target announced that has NCSA joined a coalition Target is creating with the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA), and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to initiate an education campaign to help people stay safer online.
Jan 21, 2014 9:00am
In the first two installments of the Better Business Bureau's "Privacy Basics for the Savvy Small Business" series, Frances Henderson, CIPP, offered tips on reviewing and retooling your privacy policy and internal privacy practices. This final post highlights the privacy implications of activities your small business may engage in as it expands its reach - hosting online ads, expanding overseas, and launching a mobile app.
Jan 21, 2014 7:30am
"It's the start of a new year -- a time to look at our habits with fresh eyes, make positive changes and tackle life with renewed energy and enthusiasm," writes Linnette Attai of iKeepSafe. "It's also a great time to take a look at your digital footprint, and those of your children, and see if there are changes to be made there as well."

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