CR Data Bootcamp

Consumer Reports’ (CR) 2024 Data Action Day was all about empowering individuals with the essential knowledge and tools to take back control of their personal data, and to push for new ground on the right to privacy for all.

It’s often tough to get a handle on how personal data is being collected, let alone where it goes or what can be done about it. So, we curated a series of data workouts so we could all get our data-selves in shape together in 2024!

It’s not too late to participate! Start the workouts at your own pace below.

Weekly Workouts

These workouts include a warm up, a workout and stretch goals every other week, designed to shed light on critical aspects of data privacy that are the cornerstones of good data hygiene and privacy legislation. At a glance:

Workout 01
Know the Risks

Understand your data privacy risks, and how to reduce your online tracking.

Workout 02
Get Smart About 'Smart' Devices

Learn about the types of data your connected devices are displaying, and how to lock them down.

Workout 03
The Political Landscape

Understand your data privacy rights, and why they are different from state to state.

Workout 04
The Data Economy

Learn who is making money off your data, and how we can hold them accountable.

Workout 05
New Year, New You

Take steps towards reducing your digital footprint in 2024.

Workout 06
Check Out Permission Slip

Download our step by step guide on how to use CR’s Permission Slip, one app to take back control of your data.

It all culminated to a Data Action Day on January 29, 2024, where our participants took everything they learned to reduce their digital footprint online. You can watch the recording here.