Data Privacy Day


Data Privacy Day is an international effort to empower and educate people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint

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 January 28. 

On January 27, 2014, the 113th U.S. Congress adopted S. Res. 337, a nonbinding resolution expressing support for the designation of January 28, 2014, as "National Data Privacy Day." 

Data flows freely in today's online world. All online participants, from home computer users to multinational corporations, need to be aware of the personal data others have entrusted to them and remain vigilant about protecting it. Good online citizenship means practicing conscientious data stewardship. Data Privacy Day is an effort to empower and educate people to protect their privacy, control their digital footprint, and make the protection of privacy and data a great priority in their lives. 

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) assumed leadership of Data Privacy Day from The Privacy Projects in August 2011. A nonprofit, public-private partnership dedicated cybersecurity education and awareness, NCSA is advised by a distinguished advisory committee of privacy professionals. 

Learn about the success of the Data Privacy Day campaign each year in the following annual reports: 

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