thinkCSC Joins the National Cybersecurity Alliance as a 2023 Data Privacy Week Champion
This year’s initiative emphasizes educating businesses on data collection best practices that respect data privacy and promoting transparency
Columbus, Ohio January 09, 2023 — thinkCSC is proud to announce their commitment to data privacy by becoming a 2023 Data Privacy Week champion. As a Champion, thinkCSC recognizes and supports the principle that all organizations share the responsibility of being conscientious stewards of personal information.
Data Privacy Week takes place January 22 – 28, 2023, to spread awareness about online privacy among individuals and organizations. The goal is twofold: to help citizens understand that they have the power to manage their data, and to help organizations understand why it is important that they respect their users’ data.
“Data privacy and security are at the core of what we do at thinkCSC,” explains thinkCSC president Tom Hastings. “Not only do we work with clients to be smarter about data security, but we provide locally owned cloud solutions to help ensure that security.”
The National Cybersecurity Alliance and thinkCSC will focus on the following areas during Data Privacy Week:
Data: The Story of You
All your online activity generates a trail of data. Websites, apps, and services collect data on your behaviors, interests, and purchases. Sometimes, this includes personal data, like your Social Security and driver’s license numbers. It can even include data about your physical self, like health data – think about how a smartwatch counts and records how many steps you take.
While it’s true that you cannot control how each byte of data about you and your family is shared and processed, you are not helpless! In many cases, you can control how you share your data with a few simple steps. Remember, your data is precious, and you deserve to be selective about who you share it with!
For Businesses: Respect Privacy
Respecting the privacy of your customers, staff, and all other stakeholders is critical for inspiring trust and enhancing reputation. According to the Pew Research Center, 79% of U.S. adults report being concerned about the way their data is being used by companies. By being open about how you use data and respecting privacy, you can stand out from your competition.
Be transparent about how you collect, use, and share consumers’ personal information. Think about how the consumer may expect their data to be used. Design settings to protect their information by default. Communicate clearly and concisely to the public what privacy means to your organization, as well as the steps you take to achieve and maintain privacy.
Since 1992, thinkCSC has been committed to delivering innovative and cost-effective IT solutions to central Ohio. thinkCSC’s dedicated team works with you to align your IT strategy with your business goals, helping to ensure seamless operations, compliance, and robust cybersecurity in a rapidly changing global environment.
We bring 30 years of experience and expertise to the table and offer customized solutions for SMBs, nonprofits, schools, government agencies, and a variety of industries, including accounting, banking, and insurance. The bottom line? We keep your team productive and your data secure. Learn more: thinkcsc.com
About Data Privacy Week
Data Privacy Week began as Data Privacy Day in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. Data Protection Day commemorates the Jan. 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. NCA, the nation’s leading nonprofit, public-private partnership promoting cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness, leads the effort in North America each year. For more information, visit https://staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-week/.
About the National Cybersecurity Alliance
The National Cybersecurity Alliance is a non-profit organization on a mission to create a more secure, interconnected world. We advocate for the safe use of all technology and educate everyone on how best to protect ourselves, our families, and our organizations from cybercrime. We create strong partnerships between governments and corporations to amplify our message and to foster a greater “digital” good. For more information, please visit https://staysafeonline.org.