Wednesday, January 13, 2016

January 28th is Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day (or DPD) is an international effort held annually on January 28 to create awareness about online security and personal information protection. 

"Data 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.

On 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 hereTo 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. 

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