Data Privacy Day (or DPD) is an international effort held annually on January 28 to create awareness about online security and personal information protection.
Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an
extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. Data Protection Day
commemorates the Jan. 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally
binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. Data
Privacy Day is now a celebration for everyone, observed annually on Jan. 28.
Jan. 27, 2014, the 113th U.S. Congress adopted S. Res. 337, a nonbinding
resolution expressing support for the designation of Jan. 28 as 'National
Data Privacy Day.'" -NCSA
To find out more about the National Cyber Security Alliance and Data Privacy Day, you can visit the official website here. To get involved with DPD, follow the #PrivacyAware hashtag as well as our Twitter and Facebook as we continue to post about ways you can be privacy aware, and the events happening on January 28 that you can partake in such as online sessions and Twitter chats about security.