The Information and Privacy Commissioner is reminding Albertans to take steps to protect their privacy on mobile devices during Privacy Awareness Week, May 4 to 10.
Privacy Awareness Week is an international initiative held every year to promote awareness of privacy issues and the importance of the protection of personal information.
While mobile devices have transformed the way we communicate, live, and work, they have also created new risks to the security of personal information. Much like our wallets, these tiny pocket computers often hold a significant amount of personal information and are easily lost or stolen.
Individuals can protect their personal information on mobile devices by following these tips:
Canada’s Privacy Commissioner has released an app that walks individuals through ten simple steps to help better protect privacy on mobile devices. Android and Blackberry users can download the myPRIVACYapp for free through the mobile app store.
The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta works independently of government to protect the access and privacy rights of all Albertans.
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