Longford County Council is reminding everyone to protect their personal information as we approach International Data Protection Day on Friday, January 28.
The day marks the fact that it’s now 41 years since the first binding international law on individuals’ rights to the protection of their personal data.
This occasion is an opportunity to raise awareness and remind people of the importance of managing their own data safely. Personal data could include anything that can identify you or provide someone else with access to your information, online or otherwise.
There are data protection laws in place in every country around the globe, to varying degrees. Ireland and the EU are among the most advanced in the world when it comes to such legislation.
International Data Protection Day is also a chance to demonstrate the role privacy rights play in encouraging trust and confidence in organisations and how they handle personal data.
For further information on how your personal data is processed by Longford County Council, please see the Longford County Council Privacy Statement by finding Data Protection in the ‘Your Council’ menu on Longfordcoco.ie or by clicking here.
To mark this important day, Data Protection and Information Compliance Officer with Longford County Council Linda Hogan says “Remember, your personal data belongs to you and no one else. It’s not just about access to your finances or protecting your passwords, everything that goes online leaves a footprint. To that end, we have compiled some of our top common-sense tips to help you keep your information safe in this digital world that we live in.”
Top tips for protecting your personal data:
Top tips for employers and business owners:
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