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 observed annually on Jan. 28. On Jan. 27, 2014, the 113th U.S. Congress adopted S. Res. 337, a non-binding resolution expressing support for the designation of Jan. 28 as “National Data Privacy Day.”
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) officially leads the Data Privacy Day campaign and is advised by a distinguished advisory committee of privacy professionals to help the campaign align with the most current privacy issues in a thoughtful and meaningful way.
Data Privacy Day is the signature event in a greater privacy awareness and education effort. Year-round, NCSA educates consumers on how they can own their online presence and shows organizations how privacy is good for business. NCSA’s privacy awareness campaign is an integral component of STOP. THINK. CONNECT. ™ the global online safety, security and privacy campaign.
Millions of people are unaware of and uninformed about how their personal information is being used, collected or shared in our digital society. Data Privacy Day aims to inspire dialogue and empower individuals and companies to take action.
This Year’s Theme:
This year, Data Privacy Day will spotlight the value of information. Whether you’re an individual looking to better manage your privacy and how your data is collected and shared, or a business collecting, using and storing that information, remember: Personal information is like money. Value it. Protect it.
CSIAC proudly joins the NCSA and numerous of other organizations in celebrating Data Privacy Day. CSIAC acknowledges the Internet touches all aspects of everyone’s daily life and we understand there are many unknown variables on how to stay safe and secure online. Which is why we’re so excited to announce we are launching a series of resources during January to help raise privacy awareness. During January, you will have the chance to participate in and receive a variety of resources to help you better understand data privacy and the simple steps you can take to protect yourself, your family and your organization. Our goal is to enable you to make the most of today’s technology in a safer and more secure environment.
If you have any questions about our activities in January or suggestions on how to improve our cyber security resources, please submit your feedback here on this page. We will be happy to hear from you.
CSIAC Encourages You to Get Involved:
You can help create a global community that respects privacy, safeguards data, and enables trust. You can help teach others about privacy at home, at work, and in your community.
Talk with your family and friends about ways to stay safe online.
Remind them that PERSONAL INFORMATION IS LIKE MONEY. VALUE IT. PROTECT IT. Learn about and understand how your personal information is collected through apps and websites.
Also, ask them to SHARE WITH CARE. Think before posting about yourself and others online. Consider what a post reveals, who might see it and how it could be perceived now and in the future.
Help all employees understand the role that they play in making sure privacy is achieved and maintained.
Make sure that employees are keeping a clean machine. Having the latest security software, web browser, operating system and device is the best defense against viruses, malware and other online threats.
In Your Community
Share your privacy based knowledge by volunteering in a local school, senior care facility or faith-based organization. Use free resources below to help you spread the word.
Data Privacy Day Resources:
Privacy is good for business: Create a culture of privacy at work by teaching all employees what privacy means to your organization and the role they have in making sure privacy is achieved and maintained. Check out the resources here to learn more.
Own your online presence: Talk to your family and friends about protecting personal information and how to stay safe online. Here are some Privacy Resources for Consumers.
Learn about the “Internet of Me”: The Internet of Things – the increasingly connected world in which we live – is rapidly expanding. We love our convenient and fun devices – like personal assistants, wearables, speakers, cameras, TVs, cars, home alarm systems, toys and appliances. But it’s important to understand that connected devices rely on information about us – such as our behaviors and preferences – forming an “Internet of Me” rather than just an Internet of Things.
Share your privacy knowledge: Participate in CSIAC Discussions on Data Privacy with your fellow community members. This short video will show you how to participate in the CSIAC forum. Here is a list of topics: