Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day is January 28th.

Data Privacy Day is a global effort -- taking place annually on January 28th -- that generates awareness about the importance of privacy, highlights easy ways to protect personal information and reminds individuals and organizations that privacy is good for everyone.

Texas Woman's University recognizes and supports the principle that all organizations share the responsibility of being conscientious stewards of personal information.

About Data Privacy Day

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. The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the nation's leading nonprofit, public-private partnership promoting cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness, leads the effort in North America each year. For more information, visit https://staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/.

Manage Your Privacy Settings

Want to view or change your privacy/security settings, but don't know where to find them? 

The National Cyber Security Alliance has compiled direct links to update your privacy settings on popular devices and online services.

View here: staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/managing-your-privacy/manage-privacy-settings/

Additional Resources

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency: CISA leads the effort to enhance the security, resiliency, and reliability of the Nation's cybersecurity and communications infrastructure.
https://www.cisa.gov/

Consumer Reports: Consumer Reports shares privacy tips, product ratings and news to help consumers protect their privacy.
https://www.consumerreports.org/issue/data-privacy?INTKEY=I000G0000

Federal Trade Commission: Privacy and security resources for consumers and businesses.
https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/privacy-and-security

International Association of Privacy Professionals: A resource for professionals who want to develop and advance their careers by helping their organizations successfully manage these risks and protect their data.
https://iapp.org/

National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) Resource Library: Learn how to protect yourself, your family and your business with free, downloadable, tipsheets, videos and other resources from NCSA.
https://www.staysafeonline.org/resources

National Institute of Standards and Technology: To support organizations in better protecting individuals’ privacy, and to help bring privacy risk into parity with other risks such as cybersecurity and safety that organizations manage in their risk portfolios, NIST engages with stakeholders to develop privacy guidance, tools, and international standards.
https://www.nist.gov/privacy

STOP.THINK.CONNECT: The STOP. THINK. CONNECT.TM is a national public awareness campaign aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online.
https://www.stopthinkconnect.org

Page last updated 9:53 AM, August 10, 2021