Data Privacy Day


Data Privacy Day (DPD) is January 28, 2014. DPD encourages everyone to make protecting privacy and data a greater priority. It is an effort to empower and educate people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint. †

APCUG encourages its members to become Data Privacy Day Champions. Itís free and all you need to do is go to† , scroll down the page, click on the Become a Champion link and complete the 2014 Data Privacy Day Champions Form. Donít forget to include your groupís logo. As a Champion you are asked to display the DPD logo on your website.†††

Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of the DPD celebration in Europe. Data Protection Day commemorates the January 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. DPD is now a celebration for everyone.

DPD is led by the National Cyber Security Alliance, a nonprofit, public-private partnership dedicated to cybersecurity education and awareness.

In addition to Privacy Tips you will find many resources to share with your members or videos to show at your January meeting (Privacy Library). They also have a nifty page that has links to where you can Check Your Privacy Settings. It is one-stop shopping for various companies on how to update privacy settings wherever and however you go online. .