Data Protection Day – January 28
Data Protection Day is an international holiday that observed every January 28. The purpose of Data Privacy Day (Data Protection Day in Europe) is to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. It is currently ‘celebrated’ in the United States, Canada, and 27 European countries. In Europe it is referred to as Data Protection Day.
The 2015 Data Privacy & Protection Day (DpD) is a national series of events bringing together public and private sector experts who provide prescriptive and actionable advice about data privacy and protection to the business community. This marks the 6th consecutive year Online Trust Alliance (OTA) has taken on the leadership role in raising privacy and security awareness via hosting educational town halls, hands-on workshops and networking events. The DpD Town Halls are underwritten in part by over two-dozen organizations committed to consumer empowerment and online trust.
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. 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.