Data Privacy Day

Posted on: January 29, 2018
Data Privacy Day / Negligent Security Lawyers / Oviedo Winter Park Attorneys / Beers and Gordon P.A.Sunday was Data Privacy Day. A time set aside for promoting awareness about digital security. But after a recent study from McAfee, at least two things remained very clear. First, that far too many Internet users rely on default passwords (40%). And second, that far too many parents confirm not knowing enough about digital security to inform their children about the risks (33%).

The first issue has an easy solution. Recognize that when you purchase a new device (laptop, desktop, tablet, or phone), the vendor often sets up an initial password for the purpose of easy setup. But it is the buyer’s responsibility to make it personal. But even that suggestion can be misleading. A good, secure password should be something unrelated to the most personal details about you. For example, passwords should not contain birthdates and addresses and phone numbers. Not even the name of a relative. Find a word or a combination of letters that is reasonable to remember, but that does not resemble, in any way, something that anyone could guess.

The second issue is a little more daunting. To inform children, parents need to also be informed. And becoming informed takes time. It takes reading. And it takes patience. If possible, parents, give yourself 15 minutes a day to read critical books and articles about how the Internet works and how you yourself can be more secure. And that, if you can do it, will help you feel more confident in talking with kids about the things they often take for granted.

If you or someone you love have been the victim of negligent security, please contact the law offices of Beers and Gordon P.A. for a free consultation. Our firm serves all of Seminole, OrangeVolusia, Lake, and Brevard counties, including Oviedo, Winter Springs, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Longwood, Winter Park, Lake Mary, and Greater Orlando. Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience ready and willing to go the distance on your case. Call us right away at 407-862-1825.

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