Keeping Your Data Private

1,042,000,000,000.

That’s the number of Tweets that have been archived by the Library of Congress since 2006. An additional 400 million Tweets are archived daily. Not only does the U.S. government store these Tweets arguably forever, but they are also available to people across the globe.

What have you Tweeted about yourself?

Personal information is a lot like money. It is valuable and tells a lot about your personal life--what you like, what you don’t like, how, and where you spend your time.

Like money, personal information should be protected against thieves and other criminals. The information that you publicly share about yourself online can be used against you for nefarious purposes.

As a part of Data Privacy Day, Technology Services has gathered some tips to help you protect yourself and your data.

Data Privacy Day commemorates the Jan. 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. Technology Services is a strong proponent of increasing security awareness and helping keep campus safe.