Digital Footprint


What is a Digital Footprint?

A trail or history left behind by your interactions with your smart phone, internet, email, text, and social media.

Objectives of the Presentation

•What is a digital footprint?
•Why does it matter to you?
•What counts as digital data?
•How do other people “get” my data?
•What do they use it for?
•What you can do to build a good digital footprint?


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