Data Privacy Day (DPD) is an effort to empower people to protect their privacy, control their digital footprint and escalate the protection of privacy and data as everyone’s priority. Held annually on January 28th, Data Privacy Day aims to increase awareness of privacy and data protection issues among consumers, organizations, and government officials. DPD helps industry, academia, and advocates to highlight consumer privacy efforts.
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 January 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.
Data Privacy Day is led by the National Cyber Security Alliance, a non-profit, public private partnership focused on cyber security education for all online citizens. StaySafeOnline.org has many resources to help you, your family and your business stay safe online.
Free Security Check-Ups Check your computer for known viruses, spyware, and discover if your computer is vulnerable to cyber attacks. https://www.staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/free-security-check-ups/
Check Your Privacy Settings One-stop shop for easy instructions to update your privacy settings wherever and however you go online. https://www.staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/check-your-privacy-settings/
Parent Resources Information regarding cyberbullying, child identity theft, Facebook for parents, social networking, etc. https://www.staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/parent-resources
Educator Resources Prepared educational materials for the classroom, K – 12th grades. https://www.staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/educator-resources
Business Resources Informational resources for businesses regarding bring your own device, information security, document destruction, compliance, data breach, and risk management. https://www.staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/business-resources
Privacy and Domestic Violence Resources for domestic violence survivors and victims to help safeguard the privacy of their personal information. https://www.staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/privacy-and-domestic-violence/