It was Data Privacy Day on January 28th and Canada's Privacy Commissioner put together The Top 10 Ways Your Privacy Is Threatened in order to commemorate the occasion.
Data Privacy Day was marked on January 28th in Canada, the United States and in 27 European countries. It is a day meant to remind us that data privacy is important and that we should all be better advocates for it. As the Canadian government notes:
"Every day, we see headlines about sophisticated phishing attacks, enormous data breaches, in both the public and private sectors, and the proliferation of identity theft. It is no coincidence that as businesses began to recognize the immense potential of personal data in their efforts to connect with customers, so too did criminals begin to realize its value."
Here is what the Canadian government suggests are the 10 ways your privacy is threatened: