Data Privacy Day is an annual international celebration to raise awareness and generate discussion about information privacy. In 2009, both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives recognized January 28th as National Data Privacy Day.
Over the past few years, privacy professionals, corporations, government officials and representatives, academics, and students in the United States, Canada, and 27 European countries have participated in a wide variety of privacy-focused events and educational initiatives in honor of Data Privacy Day. They have conducted discussions, examined materials and explored technologies in an effort to bring information privacy into our daily thoughts, conversations and actions.
Data Privacy Day has also provided an opportunity to promote teen education and awareness about privacy challenges when using mobile devices, social networking sites and other online services.
Data Privacy Day 2010 is a division of The Privacy Projects, a nonprofit think tank and research organization dedicated to facilitating the role of consumer privacy and data protection in regulatory controls, technological innovation and consumer protection with key stakeholders; to the development and promotion of privacy standards; and to the promotion of collaboration, cooperation and shared responsibility in the areas of individual data protection and commercial management of personal information.
Courtesy of the the Data Privacy Day website.
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