It’s Data Privacy Day

Posted on: January 28, 2020 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security, Online Safety Tips

Observed annually on Jan. 28, Data Privacy Day is an international effort to create awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust.

As a #PrivacyAware Champion, Elon University is dedicated to empowering students, faculty and staff to better manage privacy and protect both personal and university data. The Office of Information Security encourages you to “Own Your Privacy” and help to encourage others to learn about ways to stay safe online.

A graphic image promoting Data Privacy Day 2020

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Data Privacy Day began in the United States in 2008 to increase awareness of privacy and data protection best practices for individuals and companies. An extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe, the annual observation commemorates the Jan. 28, 1981 signing of Convention 108 – the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection, according to the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), which leads the U.S. campaign.

Among its efforts to encourage cybersecurity, the NCSA offers Stay Safe Online to educate users about the importance of safe internet browsing, fraud, accounts and privacy. The online resource features a number of tips for users to consider when surfing the web, including those highlighted in the graphic linked above. Visit the Stay Safe Online website to learn more.

Tarah Holland

Tarah Holland is a Digital Content Strategist at Elon University.

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