Tomorrow is Data Privacy Day! So, here’s what it is, why should you care about it and what you need to know!
Data Privacy Day is an international effort to empower individuals and businesses to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust. It is an annual event held on January 28 to create awareness about the importance of protecting personal information and data privacy. It is celebrated in the United States, Canada and 47 European countries. It is a day to raise awareness about the importance of protecting personal information and data privacy and to encourage people to take responsible steps to protect their data.
The day was initiated by the Council of Europe to be first held in 2007 as the European Data Protection Day. Two years later, on January 26, 2009, the US House of Representatives passed House Resolution HR 31 by a vote of 402–0, declaring 28 January National Data Privacy Day. (Side note: when have you ever seen the House agree on anything unanimously?!?) Two days later, the US Senate followed suit and it has been a tradition ever since!
Why should you care about the fact that tomorrow is Data Privacy Day? Here are six reasons just in the last 40 days to give you reasons to care about it! Want more? Here are 303 reasons since the inception of this blog (not counting this post) to care about it!
So, how do you celebrate it? With a social media post sharing your most personal details! Just kidding. 😉 Actually, the Abnormal Security blog has some great ideas here – for companies and individuals! How ever you choose to celebrate it – do so responsibly – don’t drink and data!
So, what do you think? Did you know that tomorrow is Data Privacy Day? You do now! Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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