Data Privacy Day

About

Data Privacy Day (DPD) is an international effort centered on "Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust."

Data Privacy Day's goals are to:

  • Raise awareness and educate consumers to better understand how their personal information maybe collected and the benefits and risks of sharing personal data
  • Empower consumers to express their expectations for the use, protection and management of their personal data
  • Inspire consumers through concrete, simple and actionable tips to more actively manage their online lives
  • Encourage and motivate consumers to consider the privacy implications of their online actions for themselves and others
  • Encourage businesses to be data stewards by being open and honest about how they collect, use and share personal information and clearly communicating any available privacy and security controls

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.

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

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 these annual reports.

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