4 Ways to Manage Your Online Reputation


This Saturday, Jan. 28, is Data Privacy Day. DPD, as it's known, is a day to "increase awareness of privacy and data protection issues among consumers, organizations and government officials and help industry, academia, and advocates to highlight consumer privacy efforts."

Hear, hear. Data privacy, we can all agree, is important. Nobody, from the teenager posting party photos on Facebook to the Fortune 500 CIO in charge of terabytes of data, wants their information compromised.

To honor DPD, Microsoft commissioned a survey (conducted by Blueocean Market Intelligence) of 5,000 people (children between ages of 8 -17 and adults between 18-74) throughout Canada, Germany, Ireland, Spain, and the United States. The results indicated that most of us are not vigilant about protecting our online profiles and reputations.