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Data privacy is an ever-changing field, and governments worldwide (such as California and the European Union) are enacting new laws and regulations to help protect people’s personal information in increasingly digital societies. In the United States alone, about 81 percent of Americans owned a smartphone in 2019, up from just 35 percent in 2011, according to the Pew Research Center.

Data Privacy Day was created to draw public awareness to online privacy issues and has become an internationally recognized day. Hoosiers can watch the National Cyber Security Alliance’s Data Privacy Day Livestream to learn about the most recent advances and issues in data privacy. In addition, following the online safety tips below and at the Indiana Cybersecurity Hub can help safeguard against cyberattacks.