At Insight Credit Union, the security of member information is a priority. Every day, unscrupulous individuals are busy developing new scams targeting the unsuspecting public and one of the best ways to avoid fraud is to become an educated consumer. Our Security Center offers a variety of valuable materials regarding information security. Be sure to check back often as content is updated regularly.
With kids still attending online classes and many adults still working from their homes, we are using more and more data, which is increasing the possibility of our personal information getting into the wrong hands.
International Data Privacy Day, a worldwide initiative to promote awareness of the importance of privacy online as well as protecting personal information, was January 28th. But it’s a good reminder to practice data privacy every day of the year.
This year’s International Data Privacy Day theme focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has affected the way we live, work and interact.
To protect you and your family, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offers these tips:
Protect your kids:
In addition to urging individuals to be vigilant in protecting themselves online, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is encouraging businesses “to keep individuals’ personal information safe from unauthorized access and ensuring fair, relevant and legitimate data collection and processing.”
Businesses are urged to abide by the following practices:
International Data Privacy Day may only be observed once a year, but its principles should be practiced every day to keep your personal information out of the wrong hands.