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Data Privacy Day

Protect your data and privacy - join the celebration of Data Privacy Day by taking steps to secure your online accounts and personal information!
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January 28
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Data Privacy Day on January 28 is a great opportunity to celebrate the importance of protecting our data and online privacy. The day was created in 2007 by the National Cyber Security Alliance as an international effort to empower individuals, businesses and governments around the world to take action for their own safety when it comes to personal information. This year, let's all work together towards better understanding how we can protect ourselves on digital platforms!

History of Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day Dates

Data Privacy Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>OECD's Privacy Guidelines</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) publishes 'Guidelines on the Protection of Privacy,' setting international standards for data protection.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1981</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Convention 108 Adoption</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Council of Europe adopts Convention 108, the first binding international law for privacy and data protection.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2006</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Europe's Data Protection Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Europe begins celebrating Data Protection Day on January 28 yearly, aimed at raising awareness about the rights to personal data protection and privacy.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2008</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Data Privacy Day in the USA</div><div class='timeline-text'>The USA recognizes January 28th as National Data Privacy Day for the first time after a resolution passed by Congress.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Launch of GDPR</div><div class='timeline-text'>The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, significantly strengthening data protection laws in Europe.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Data Privacy Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Read up on the latest privacy laws</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take some time to read through the latest privacy laws and regulations, both national and international. Taking the time to understand the rules will ensure you are compliant and up-to date.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Check your online privacy settings</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Make sure all of your accounts are set to the most secure privacy settings, so your data is safe. Check all of your social media accounts, email accounts, and any other online services you use.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Learn about phishing scams</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a few minutes to learn about phishing scams and how to recognize them. Knowing how to spot them can help protect your data from being stolen.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Educate yourself on encryption</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Learn about encryption tools such as PGP and how they can help protect your data from unwanted access. Educating yourself on encryption techniques can be a great way to protect your data.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize an event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Organizing an event or seminar on data privacy is a great way to raise awareness of its importance in today's world. You can also contact local organizations and businesses that may be interested in participating in the event.</p></div></div>

Why Data Privacy Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Data privacy is a right</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Everyone deserves the right to keep their personal information private and secure. Data Privacy Day helps raise awareness about this issue so that people can make informed decisions when it comes to sharing and protecting their data online.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Security is paramount</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>In today's digitally connected world, it's all too easy for hackers and criminals to gain access to sensitive information. By observing Data Privacy Day, we can take steps to protect our online identities and safeguard our data from unauthorized access.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It ensures trust & transparency</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Data Privacy Day helps promote trust between businesses and consumers by encouraging companies to be open and honest about how they collect, store, and use data. This creates an environment of transparency which benefits everyone involved in the digital age.</p></div></div>

5 Must-Know Facts About Data Privacy

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Data Privacy Day has International Roots</h3><p class='facts-content'>Initially celebrated in Europe in 2007 as "Data Protection Day," the day was adopted by the U.S. and Canada in 2008 as "Data Privacy Day" to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Personal Data is More Valuable than You Think</h3><p class='facts-content'>On the black market, personal data like social security numbers or credit card information can fetch a significant price, which is why it's crucial to protect your personal data.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Data Breaches are on the Rise</h3><p class='facts-content'>According to reports, data breaches have been increasing over the past few years, underlining the importance of using secure passwords and other safety measures to guard against data theft.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Major Tech Companies are Committed to Data Privacy</h3><p class='facts-content'>Companies like Apple and Google have announced increased focus on privacy features in recent years to ensure users' personal data stays protected.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Data Privacy Laws Vary by Country</h3><p class='facts-content'>Different countries have varying standards and laws on data privacy. The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is currently one of the most comprehensive data protection laws globally.</p></div></div>

Data Privacy Day FAQs

When is Data Privacy Day?

Data Privacy Day is celebrated on January 28 every year. In 2024 Data Privacy Day will occur on a Sunday.

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