Cisco releases Online Privacy Whitepaper and Facebook Page

January 28th was Data Privacy Day. In fact, new this year, it is now National Data Privacy Day here in the U.S. On January 26th, 2009 Congress passed a resolution to Nationalize the day. According to the day’s creators, “One of the primary goals of Data Privacy Day is to promote privacy awareness and education among teens across the United States. Data Privacy Day also serves the important purpose of furthering international collaboration and cooperation around privacy issues. “ To Celebrate, Cisco released an Online Privacy site, detailed whitepaper and created an Online Privacy Facebook page. The whitepaper is geared towards a non-technical audience like most of our family and friends. It covers these topics:

* Why websites want to collect information about you * How they do it * How you can browse the Internet anonymously * What resources are available to help you obtain information about how to protect your and your children’s privacy, secure your identity against theft, fight spam, and more. The new Cisco Privacy Site also has a Video on Securing your Home Network that focuses on setting up basic wireless security. Again this content is geared towards the non-technical audience. The new Cisco Systems® Information Privacy & Security Facebook page was just launched last week as well. So, like most new pages, the content is sparse in the beginning but will grow over time. Check it out! For additional Info here is the official Cisco announcement:

What You Need to Know About Online Privacy As a facilitator of the Human Network, Cisco is concerned about protecting you and your family while you enjoy the benefits of the Internet. http://www.cisco.com/web/about/facts_info/privacy/index.html Cisco Systems® Information Privacy & Security Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cisco-SystemsR-Information-Privacy-Security/58931848451
This is also some great info on Intel’s Privacy site here: http://www.intel.com/policy/dataprivacy.htm Intel was one of the main founders of Data Privacy Day.

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