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Celebrate Data Privacy Day 2018

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Here’s something you can feel good about sharing: Did you know January 28, 2018 is “Data Privacy Day?”

Celebrated each year on January 28th, Data Privacy Day is

“an international effort to empower individuals and encourage businesses to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust.”

For the privacy-minded among us, this is an excellent time to pause and promote privacy issues. Lead by the National Cyber Security Alliance and Stay Safe Online, the event began in the U.S. and Canada in 2008. The day commemorates the 1981 signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding treaty centered on privacy and data protection.

There are lots of ways to get involved, including events where you can connect with others who believe the right to privacy and control over our personal data. (Use #PrivacyAware to show your support on Twitter and Facebook.)

In the run-up to Data Privacy Day, we thought this would be an excellent time to shine a light on the many facets of the ongoing project of privacy protection.

7 Ways You Can Prepare for Data Privacy Day

Whether you’re a privacy professional or everyday citizen just trying to navigate the modern complexities of technology, there are actions you can take to educate yourself, raise awareness, and make informed choices about your privacy practice. Mix and match these options according to your level of involvement and available time:

1. Get the current vibe on data and security issues with the latest public opinion survey from the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

2. Tune into the historical Constitutional perspective on privacy with this podcast. (Looking for more? We have a diverse list of privacy podcast recommendations for 2018.)

4. Boost your attitude by learning how to foster hope for privacy and security awareness. (And remind yourself that you get to be choosy about your privacy choices.)

5. Hone your security skills and invest in your future with privacy training.

Don’t underestimate your power to promote data protection and become a champion for our fundamental right to privacy.

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