Mark your calendar, January 28th is Data Privacy Day!
Data Privacy Day is an international holiday that occurs every 28th of January. The purpose of Data Privacy Day is to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. It is an educational initiative originally focused on raising awareness among businesses as well as users about the importance of protecting the privacy of their personal information online, particularly in the context of social networking.
We received a great newsletter discussing the importance of everyone being educated on the value of their personal information and how you can manage your online privacy.
"According to a Pew Research Center Study, today Americans are more connected than ever via smartphones and other devices. The vast majority of adults (77%) own a smartphone and 82 percent of teens indicate that they have their own smartphone. Increasingly, these devices are fueled by our personal information and are used everywhere ‒ whether for work, school, travel or entertainment. That is why industry, government and nonprofits have joined forces every year since 2008 to recognize Data Privacy Day on Jan. 28. Data Privacy Day aims to inspire dialogue and empower individuals to take action to better protect and manage their privacy while also encouraging business to respect privacy and safeguard customer data."
Read the full press release here – and check out NCSA's Data Privacy Day resources here.
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