2023-02-08 | Awas Modus

World Data Privacy Day Reminds the Importance of Data Protection Movement

Every year, January 28th is celebrated as Data Privacy Day around the world. This day serves as a reminder that even the smallest fragment of personal data plays a crucial role in personal security.

As technology continues to advance, it becomes increasingly vital for individuals to be more vigilant with their data. Data breaches and unauthorized trading of personal information are prevalent on the internet, often leading to significant bank account breaches and immense financial losses.

History of Data Privacy Day

Considering the importance of personal data, it is crucial to remain vigilant. Data Privacy Day has been commemorated for quite some time, recognizing the inherent risks individuals face due to the ease with which their personal information can be accessed by others.

This awareness has been established for a considerable period. On January 28th, 1981, the First International Agreement was signed with Convention 108. However, it was not until 2006 that Data Privacy Day began to be observed in several European countries.

Following the enthusiastic response to this celebration, the United States started observing Data Privacy Day in 2008. Within a year, this observance gained significant prominence in the United States. In 2014, US officials officially declared January 28th as Data Privacy Day in the country.

How to Embrace Data Privacy Day 

Data Privacy Day becomes more meaningful when individuals fully comprehend its significance. Here are steps to actively participate in Data Privacy Day:

1. Make a personal commitment to protect your data

Start by securing your personal data, such as ATM card numbers, PINs, passwords, CVV/CVC codes, and KeyBCA response code. Avoid sharing sensitive information with others under any circumstances. Implementing additional layers of protection for your personal data is highly recommended.

2. Recognize the mode of data theft

The internet has become a common ground for data theft, with crime transcending geographical boundaries. It is crucial to exercise caution when accessing the internet, especially in public places.

3. Share knowledge with others

Not everyone possesses adequate knowledge about data security. Therefore, it is essential to spread awareness about data security to a broader audience. Join the "Protect Data Privacy" social movement, collectively ensuring the safety of personal data to prevent individuals from becoming victims of banking fraud. This collaborative effort helps in combating banking crimes that may occur.

How to Protect Your Data

Take the following steps to safeguard your data from potential threats:

  1. Utilize two-factor authentication for important accounts.
  2. Regularly change passwords, avoiding easily guessable combinations.
  3. Exercise caution when using public internet access.
  4. Avoid logging in to unknown websites.
  5. Implement data encryption measures.
  6. Refrain from disclosing sensitive data, such as birth dates, parents' names, PINs, and passwords.
  7. Regularly clear cache and search history on search engines.

If there are indications of data leakage, immediately report it to Halo BCA at 1500888 and inform the authorities. Additionally, block the account to prevent breaches.

Remember to share this information with your friends and family. For comprehensive information on the latest banking scam methods, visit www.bca.co.id/awasmodus to ensure your safety and protect yourself from fraud.