LANSING - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today recognized January 28, 2017 as Data Privacy Day and shared a few tips to help citizens protect their personal information.
Data Privacy Day is an international effort held annually on January 28 to create awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information.
“The more conversations we have around privacy threats, the more educated we can be in preventing criminals from compromising our data,” said Schuette. “Technology is such an intimate part of our lives that its presence has dangerously lowered our guard. It can be difficult to spot a fraud and takes preparation. Following some basic practices are easy and can greatly safeguard our personal identities, as well as the identities of those we love.”
Schuette issued a short video with a few tips on how to defend against scams. The tips include:
For more information and tips about how to safeguard your personal information online, visit the Stay Safe Online website.