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International Data Privacy Day

Posted by Matt on January 29, 2014         Tagged with: privacy

Good news everyone! Yesterday was International Data Privacy Day. From the website:

Data Privacy Day is an international effort to empower and educate people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint

Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of the Data Protection Day 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. Data Privacy Day is now a celebration for everyone, observed annually on January 28.

Of course, you didn't get a day off work and there were no parades (and I forgot to post about it), so you're forgiven for missing it. This is one of those silent celebrations. But feel free to celebrate it today... privately.