Data Privacy Day comes on January 28 of every year. The ultimate goal of the day is to raise awareness and promote privacy and protection practices. The day is celebrated in nearly 50 countries, including the United States of America, India, Canada, and much more. The day brings awareness to businesses and other users about protecting their personal information online, especially on social networks. It is also known as Data Protection Day. Hence, it is a day to safeguard and protect your online data.

History of Data Privacy Day

In 2007, the European Council initiated Data Privacy Day. The United States House of Representatives recognized the day in 2009. The United States Senate accepted the day in 2010 and 2011. Various groups and organizations were involved in increasing the importance of this day. In 2009, the Online Trust Alliance and Many more Organisations embraced the day as Data Privacy & Protection Day. They aimed to have a long-term impact on users regarding data collection and protection practices. The day was first celebrated in 2007 and promoted the importance of privacy.  On January 27, 2014, the 113th U.S. Congress adopted the S.Res 337 Resolution (supports the designation of January 28 as “Data Privacy Day”). Hence, it is a day to raise awareness about the importance of protecting private data offline and online.

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Other Celebrations on January 28

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How to Celebrate the Day

Celebrate the day by spreading awareness to the people about protecting their private data offline and online. If you work in an office, you can organize a data protection workshop and spread awareness about private data. Post your awareness on social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #DataPrivacyDay.

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