How Did Data Privacy Day Go From #PrivacyAware to #PrivacyScare?

Daniel Castro January 28, 2016
January 28, 2016

Today is Data Privacy Day, an annual reminder to all of us to check our digital zippers. But while Data Privacy Day was originally devoted to educating consumers about how to protect their data online, in recent years it has become better known for the privacy activists who participate in such rowdy traditions as midnight Twitter rants and feats of endurance like “Who can sound the shrillest?” This year, Daniel Castro writes in Innovation Files that we should ignore the attempts to instill fear into the hearts and minds of consumers and instead get back to the true meaning of Data Privacy Day. So change your passwords, check your credit report, and download all those software updates you’ve been putting off. And let’s remember that the benefits of new technologies and innovation are the true cause for celebration.