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January 28, International Data Privacy Day


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By Gigi Agassini, CPP


Since 2006, “International Data Privacy Day” has been celebrated on January 28, the objective is to raise awareness and increase knowledge about the importance of privacy and protection of our data. Privacy is the responsibility of everyone, companies, consumers, regardless of whether they are private or public sector, service provider or technology developer.


At Besafe Internacional we are aware of the importance of privacy and the individual control that must be had over personally identifiable information, which is why we want to share these important tips with you.

In the age of information technology, safeguarding your personal information is not just a recommendation, it's a necessity. With stringent laws like GDPR in place to protect privacy, every individual has a role in ensuring their data remains secure.

Your safety is our priority, and it's with this in mind that we provide you with these simple yet effective strategies to fortify your online security. Let's navigate the digital landscape safely with these expert tips tailored for your protection.


  1. Secure Your Accounts with Two-Factor Authentication: Add an extra layer of security to your accounts by enabling two-factor authentication (2FA). This requires both your password and a second factor, usually a code sent to your phone, to log in.

  2. Be Mindful of Public Wi-Fi: Public Wi-Fi can be convenient, but it's also a playground for hackers. Avoid accessing sensitive information when connected to public networks or use a reputable Virtual Private Network (VPN) to encrypt your data.

  3. Guard Your Personal Information: Share personal details sparingly and only when necessary. Be cautious about what you divulge online, especially on social media platforms and in public forums.

  4. Regularly Update Software: Keep your operating system and applications up-to-date. Software updates often include critical security patches that protect you from new threats.

  5. Backup Your Data: Ensure you have backup copies of important data. Use cloud services or external drives to store these backups. This protects your information in case of a device failure or a security breach.

  6. Educate Yourself About Phishing Scams: Learn to recognize phishing attempts. These are deceptive messages that trick you into giving away sensitive information. Always verify the source before clicking on links or providing data.

  7. Dispose of Data Securely: When getting rid of old devices, make sure to wipe them completely. Use data destruction software or services to ensure that your information cannot be recovered.

By proactively following these tips, you are not only complying with data protection laws but also significantly reducing the risk of data breaches and other security threats. Remember, your personal security is as robust as the measures you put in place to protect your digital life. Stay informed, stay vigilant, and stay safe. Privacy is a fundamental human right.

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