Data Privacy Day’s educational initiative originally stemmed from safety concerns and focused on raising awareness among teens and young adults. Protecting the privacy of their personal information is always important, but today, with a full generation grown with online presence in their lives, social networking is of special concern, now including communities, families, business consumers and commercial entities. In addition to its educational initiative, Data Privacy Day promotes the activities that support development of technology tools that help individual control over personally identifiable information. Let’s not forget about compliance with privacy laws and regulations (a HIPAA compliance is a popular subject, for example). Advancing data protection and privacy is of interest to everyone, end-users and solution providers alike; collaboration among various government agencies, industry leaders, academia figures, nonprofit institutions, privacy professionals and others.
Noteworthy resources on Protection of Privacy:
- The Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data was opened for signature by the Council of Europe on January 28, 1981. This convention is currently in the process of being updated.
- The Convention on Cybercrime protecting the integrity of data systems in cyberspace.
- Data protection by Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
- National Cyber Security Alliance.