Every day, our world becomes more connected, and with each new app, account, website or device we use, more data is generated about ourselves and others. It’s important for individual internet users – and the organizations we trust with our information – to understand and talk about why privacy matters and how having good data practices helps businesses succeed.A great time to dive deep into privacy issues is Data Privacy Day! Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust is the theme for this international effort held annually on Jan. 28 to create awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. As part of this year’s efforts, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is partnering with a host of organizations in industry, government and the nonprofit sector to bring you an exciting series of discussions live from Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco. We’ll have TED-style talks, segments and interviews focusing on the latest privacy issues for consumers and businesses. The event will be available online for the world to watch on Livestream, Periscope and Facebook Live.
The topics we’ll discuss in this not-to-be-missed event include:
- Scams, ID Theft and Fraud, Oh My – And Ways to Fight Back
- 5 Things Startups Must Know About Privacy
- Managing and Securing Your Digital Identity in a World of Connected Cars
- The Tipping Point: Regulation and the Internet of Things
Each of the segments are brief (some are only 10 minutes!), so take a moment to check out one or more of these engaging discussions. Sign up to watch here. And post about what you’ve learned on social media using the hashtag #PrivacyAware!
Want to know how else you can promote a culture of privacy awareness? Here are a few easy ways to take action this Data Privacy Day:
- Join hundreds of organizations and individuals by registering as a Data Privacy Day Champion . As a Champion you’ll get privacy and online safety updates, upcoming event details and a privacy awareness toolkit to help you spread the word. Time is running out, so sign up now.
- Talk to family, friends and colleagues about why privacy is important. These privacy tips can help you get started.
- Post “Happy #PrivacyAware Day!” on social media on Jan. 28, and follow the #PrivacyAware hashtag for tips, advice and resources.
Thank you for helping us make this Data Privacy Day the most successful yet!