DPD helps people understand the value of data about them, and how to protect their privacy, control their digital footprint, and recognize that data protection and privacy are everyone’s responsibility.
PACC recognizes and supports the notion that privacy rights should not be an afterthought. We also know that understanding how technology, laws, and practices affect privacy, freedoms, and democracy is essential for technology to be designed and used ethically and judiciously.
About Data Privacy Day
Held annually on January 28th in countries around the world, Data Privacy Day brings together individuals, government representatives, corporations, non-profits, academics, educators and students to increase awareness of privacy and data protection issues among consumers, organizations, and government officials and across sectors.
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.