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IWD2022: 3 Ways for Women to be "Privacy Empowered"

Updated: Aug 23, 2023

To mark International Women's Day 2022's theme of "Break the Bias," this week our office will provide tips and focus on privacy and technology concerns that affect women.

 

PrivCom has enjoyed engaging with organisations and individuals this week as we celebrated International Women's Day 2022 and highlighted privacy concerns for women and girls. Our final blog is designed to fuel women with a sense of empowerment as they navigate the ever-changing privacy and security landscape.

  1. Be aware of your rights - Knowledge is still power. The more aware we are of data privacy rights, the more we can protect our rights. Register your interest in PrivCom’s upcoming “Protecting My Privacy Rights” course at privcom@privacy.bm or call 543-7748. Click here to view a short Privacy and PIPA video.

  2. “See it! Say it! Sort it!” - Did you know that Bermuda’s PIPA has special consideration for sensitive personal information related to gender? Section 7 highlights “sex, sexual orientation, sexual life, marital status, physical or mental disability, physical or mental health, family status, … biometric information or genetic information.” When women speak up about privacy injustice, concerns can be addressed and better practices in privacy and security can be enforced to protect minorities. To make a privacy complaint, email privcom@privacy.bm.

  3. Spot the intention - Let’s be mindful when online (particularly on social media) to identify tactics that are designed to target women. Click here to read Privacy Options: Messenger Apps for ways to protect yourself on socials networks like Facebook, Signal, and WhatsApp.

Remember, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Bermuda (PrivCom) is here to assist if you are concerned about unfair uses of personal information. Through advice and guidance, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Bermuda assists individuals with understanding privacy rights and registering complaints. We offer practical guidance for organisations with data protection, privacy, and security best practices, and creative solutions for unique privacy challenges.

 

To reach out to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, please visit our Contact Us page.

 

For more information about PrivCom, go to Press Background | PrivComBermuda (privacy.bm)

  • About International Women's Day: Marked annually on March 8th, International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The campaign theme for International Women's Day 2022 is #BreakTheBias. Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead. Knowing that bias exists isn't enough. Action is needed to level the playing field.

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