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CyberRes Announces Commitment to Respecting Data by Becoming a 2023 Data Privacy Week Champion

CyberRes announced its commitment to Data Privacy Week 2023 by registering as a Champion. As a Champion, CyberRes recognizes and supports the principle that all organizations share the responsibility of being conscientious stewards of personal information. 

Data Privacy Week is an annual expanded effort from Data Privacy Day -- taking place from January 22 - 28, 2023, and sponsored by The National Cybersecurity Alliance. The goal of Data Privacy Week is to spread awareness about online privacy among individuals and organizations. The goal is twofold: to help citizens understand that they have the power to manage their data and to help organizations understand why it is important that they respect their users' data.  

"Data is the life blood of an organization, and it must be protected at all costs and handled with care, especially personal data. CyberRes' mission is to build the most complete portfolio to help organizations prepare for, respond to, and recover from cyber threats," said Reiner Kappenberger, Director Product Management, CyberRes Voltage Data Privacy and Protection. "Our solutions provide the best possible protection of personal information. We are honored to be a Data Privacy Week 2023 Champion and to be a part of this effort to educate everyone about importance of protecting data."  

The National Cybersecurity Alliance has offered up the following themes to help guide individuals and businesses to better data privacy practices: 

Data: The Story of You 

All your online activity generates a trail of data. Websites, apps, and services collect data on your behaviors, interests, and purchases. Sometimes, this includes personal data, like your Social Security and driver's license numbers. It can even include data about your physical self, like health data - think about how a smartwatch counts and records how many steps you take. 

While it's true that you cannot control how each byte of data about you and your family is shared and processed, you are not helpless! In many cases, you can control how you share your data with a few simple steps. Remember, your data is precious, and you deserve to be selective about who you share it with! 

For Businesses: Respect Privacy 

Respecting the privacy of your customers, staff, and all other stakeholders is critical for inspiring trust and enhancing reputation. According to the Pew Research Center, 79% of U.S. adults report being concerned about the way their data is being used by companies. By being open about how you use data and respecting privacy, you can stand out from your competition.    

Be transparent about how you collect, use, and share consumers' personal information. Think about how the consumer may expect their data to be used. Design settings to protect their information by default. Communicate clearly and concisely to the public what privacy means to your organization, as well as the steps you take to achieve and maintain privacy.  

For more information about Data Privacy Week and how to get involved, visit https://staysafeonline.org/programs/data-privacy-week/.  

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2023 1:51 PM by David Marshall
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