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Today is Data Privacy Day - IPVanish (blog link)

Data privacy day, January 28th has been recognized by the United States for 5 years today. Canada, the United States, and 27 countries in the European Union have officially declared today to raise awareness about the importance of data privacy. ..

"Today is Data Privacy Day
Posted on 01/28/2013 by ipvanish
Today is Data Privacy Day Created to Raise Awareness about Data Privacy

Data privacy day, January 28th has been recognized by the United States for 5 years today. Canada, the United States, and 27 countries in the European Union have officially declared today to raise awareness about the importance of data privacy. Data privacy day also serves as a reminder to check your online presence.

In an article published on www.huffingtonpost.com today, “So much of what makes us unique, our education, personal health, finances, social activities, buying habits, are all stored in a multitude of servers and systems available for slicing, dicing, analysis and targeting. We are well publicized. And businesses today can barely operate without it.” Businesses need your online data so they can target advertising to you based on your buying patterns, search habits and visited websites.

As we stay informed, connected and entertained online through texts, apps, videos and various social networks it’s important to say cognizant about privacy. According to a survey done by Microsoft last week, almost half of the population (45%) feels they have little or no control over how their personal information is shared when online.

The easiest and most effective way to take control of your online privacy is by using a VPN service. When you use IPVanish you can securely check your bank and credit card accounts, personal and work emails and all other sensitive information without risking your privacy. You are also hidden behind an anonymous IP address so your every move isn’t tracked and your online data isn’t saved."

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On Data Privacy Day, Twitter and Google focus on government requests - CNN (article link)
http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/28/tech/social-media/data-privacy-day
(CNN) -- In 2009 the U.S government dubbed January 28 "Data Privacy Day." Four years later, it's the government's own actions to obtain personal information that are in the spotlight, thanks to new reports from Google and Twitter. .. see article link for more.