Data Privacy Day
Do you know what it takes to protect your personal information online? Learn how to safeguard this asset and how BECU works to protect you.
January 28 is Data Privacy Day. Led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), this international campaign aims "to empower individuals and business to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust." At BECU, our goal in promoting Data Privacy Day is to help you understand how your personal information is collected, used and shared online, and how to protect it. Your personal information is an asset to safeguard, like your money. It's a valuable thing to steal because it's the key to your online and financial identity.
Today, we share personal information online without much consideration. But even as we've embraced the convenience of shopping, doing business and socializing online, we're doing so in an age of insecurity brought about by frequent, large-scale security breaches and ever-evolving scams attempting to defraud us at every turn.
It's no longer a rare occurrence to have had your personal information exposed in a breach or to have been the target of a scam. Now, it seems every email, phone call, or online encounter could pose a threat, regardless of how legitimate it appears.
Online Privacy Resources
The resources linked below provide information to guide you in securing your personal information online:
- Stop, Think, Connect - Basic Tips and Advice tip sheet (.pdf) (NCSA)
- Manage Your Privacy Settings page features links to privacy setting instructions for many devices and online services (NCSA)
- Privacy, Identity, and Online Security page (FTC.gov)
- Online Security page (FTC.gov)
Learn about how BECU protects your information and other ways you can protect yourself
Information about reporting internet and financial crime incidents:
FTC.gov website (Federal Trade Commission)
You can take comfort knowing your personal and financial information is safeguarded, and your online activity isn't giving away information that could be used to harm you in the future.