January 28 is Data Privacy Day – “an international effort held annually on January 28 to create awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. ”
The IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals) is honouring the day with local “Privacy After Hours” events on Thursday January 26th.
Privacy professionals in London are welcome to attend the event being held at McGinnis Landing restaurant. Harrison Pensa is pleased to provide the appetizers for the event.
You can sign up for the event on the IAPP website. You have to create an IAPP logon ID to register – which is quick and painless to do.
Today is international Data Privacy Day.
From the official website:
Data Privacy Day is an international celebration of the dignity of the individual expressed through personal information. In this networked world, in which we are thoroughly digitized, with our identities, locations, actions, purchases, associations, movements, and histories stored as so many bits and bytes, we have to ask – who is collecting all of this – what are they doing with it – with whom are they sharing it? Most of all, individuals are asking ‘How can I protect my information from being misused?’ These are reasonable questions to ask – we should all want to know the answers.
Also see more info on Wikipedia.
The Canadian Privacy Commissioner says: On Data Privacy 2010 we’d like to take a moment to remind everyone that is the responsibility of both individuals and companies to make sure that personal information is safe.