Sunday Marks Data Privacy Day

(Dodge County) Wisconsin’s governor has declared today as Data Privacy Day. The aim is to make people aware of the dangers and predatory behaviors of others when sharing personal information online. Scott Walker issued the proclamation in recognition of this international holiday. Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection Michelle Reinen shares a few ways individuals can protect their “digital footprint.” She says to delete apps that are no longer in use, purge app permissions in their social media accounts, review the settings of each app to see which services it accesses, update passwords, and update all web enable devices to the latest operating system and antivirus protection packages. Reinen says Data Privacy Day is a day to stop and consider how we interact online and the potential risks of oversharing personal information. Those interested in learning more should contact the Consumer Protection Bureau or call 800-422-7128.