Recognized annually on January 28, Data Privacy Day aims to inspire dialogue and empower individuals and companies to take action.
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) leads the Data Privacy Day. Citizens and businesses are encouraged to help spread awareness of safe online practices at home, work and in the community.
What is privacy?
Millions of people are unaware of and uninformed about how their personal information is being used, collected or shared in our digital society.
When the internet was young, it was exciting to set up profiles, sign up for newsletters and in general, hand out data for free.
In the last decade, it’s become increasingly clear that personal information is highly valuable and it has been commoditized. From hackers stealing data to sell, to state-sponsored databases, citizens are much more aware of the importance of their online privacy.
Privacy steps you can take to be safer
One simple step you can take is to update your privacy settings by using a helpful tool created by the NCSA.
Privacy is good for business: Create a culture of privacy at work by teaching all employees what privacy means to your organization and the role they have in making sure privacy is achieved and maintained and that data is protected. Download the tip sheet.
Own your online presence: Talk to your family and friends about protecting personal information and how to stay safe online. Get started with our Privacy Tip Sheet for Parents.
In Your Community
Share your privacy knowledge: Volunteer in a local school, senior care facility or faith-based organization, send messages on community lists and share NCSA’s privacy resources to spread the word.
Events on Data Privacy Day
Follow along on the 2020 livestream, A Vision for the Future on January 28th.
“Recent years have been transformational for privacy. In the wake of GDPR, governments around the country and around the world are enacting privacy laws and regulations. On January 28, experts on U.S. and international privacy will delve deep into the global wave of regulations and what they mean for economies around the world today and into the future.”
For more information, contact Cyber Solutions Technologies, an NCSA Partner who is once again recognized as a Data Privacy Day Champion. You can also follow along on Twitter with the hashtags #PrivacyAware and #DataPrivacyDay.