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The Data Detox Kit

It can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to reducing your data trail, becoming more digitally secure, or building a more confident relationship with technology. As our devices become more intertwined with our personal lives, it helps to find a balance.

The Data Detox Kit is a simple, accessible toolkit that walks you through the steps you can take towards a more in-control online self. It takes a holistic approach, going through the different aspects of your digital life, from the amount of time you spend on your phone, to the apps that you use, to the passwords you set.

The Data Detox Kit was originally produced for The Glass Room as an eight-day step-by-step guide to reduce data traces. Its printed version has been translated into over 30 global languages. It can still be found at Glass Room events, or you can request a PDF copy at datadetox@tacticaltech.org, indicating the language you need, as well as your idea of how and where you'd like to use it.

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