We are a Data Privacy Day (DPD) Champion and we want to help promote messages about the importance of data protection and controlling ones digital footprint. Coordinated and led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), Data Privacy Day is held each year on January 28th and is an international awareness effort to empower people to better protect their privacy.
As a Data Privacy Day Champion, ConsumerPrivacy USA recognizes and supports the ideal that individuals, organizations, business and government all share the responsibility to be aware of privacy challenges and encourages everyone to bring information privacy into their daily thoughts, conversations and actions.
“Education is the first step in recovering your privacy. Understanding why organizations – companies, nonprofits, and governments – want your information is critical. In order for these organization to become better stewards of personal information, they have to see you are interested in what happens to information about you and your family” – ConsumerPrivacy USA
ConsumerPrivacy USA is joining the effort to promote privacy awareness along with a multitude of other international organizations, companies, education institutions, government entities and municipalities across the globe. Information about fellow Data Privacy Day Champions can be found at the newly launched DPD Web portal at: http://www.staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/landing/
Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008, as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. The Day commemorates the 1981 signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection.
Anyone interested in getting involved with Data Privacy Day is encouraged to visit: http://www.staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/. Data Privacy Day information is also available Twitter at: www.twitter.com/DataPrivacyDay and the DPD Twitter hashtag is #DPD13. DPD updates and privacy tips are also available on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/DataPrivacyNCSA
About Data Privacy Day
Led by the National Cyber Security Alliance, Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. The Day commemorates the 1981 signing of Convention 108 – the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. Intel is a Platinum sponsor of Data Privacy Day. Gold sponsors include AT&T, Facebook, Microsoft and Google. Intuit, MasterCard and The George Washington University Law School are Silver sponsors and Reputation.com is a Small Business Sponsor.