About Data Privacy Day
Millions of people don’t have the full picture of how companies are using their data – or what happens to it after it’s collected. Data Privacy Day aims to increase awareness and education about how personal information is used, collected, and shared in our increasingly connected world. Advocates for data privacy aspire to empower consumers and companies to increase privacy for themselves and others, safeguard personal data, and enable trust every step along the way.
What is it?
Data Privacy Day is a day of celebration to bring awareness to the need for increased data privacy and protection of personal information.
When is it?
Every year on January 28th.
Why does it exist?
Data Privacy Day’s purpose is to generate advocacy for the need for greater privacy awareness and better online safety, security, and privacy for both consumers and companies.
When did it start?
U.S. Congress adopted S. Red. 337 – designating January 28th “National Data Privacy Day” – on January 27th, 2014.
Who should participate in Data Privacy Day? Anyone can participate! Consumers, Information Security professionals, IT staff, CEOs, CISOs, Sales teams, Marketing teams, and more will discover invaluable information that can help change the landscape of data privacy and improve trust across the globe.
What should I do on this day?
Anything to increase awareness or education about data privacy! Join online webinars and livestreams to learn more about the state of data privacy, regional and federal privacy regulations, best practices for establishing a strong privacy posture, and more. Spread the word and generate chatter using the hashtags #DataPrivacyDay and #PrivacyAware on social media.
Why does it matter?
Because you can learn more about protecting personal information, why privacy is good for business, and more. This year, take the reins and own your privacy while discovering easy ways to help protect valuable data stored offline and in the cloud.
Watch our webinar! NIST’s Katie Boeckl and FairWarning’s Mike Mason speak about the new NIST Privacy Framework and share ways to align privacy and security efforts using the Privacy and Cybersecurity Frameworks. Aligning to a framework can cover the majority of compliance requirements for various regulations, including CCPA, GDPR, FINRA, HIPAA, and more, simplifying the work you have to tackle to meet and exceed compliance.