Data Privacy Week

Data Privacy Week 2023

Data Privacy Week is a global effort 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 Week

In 2022, National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) expanded the Data Privacy Day campaign into Data Privacy Week, a full week-long initiative. Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of Data Protection Day in Europe. Data Protection Day commemorates the Jan. 28, 1981 signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection.

Data Privacy Week helps spread awareness about online privacy and educates citizens on how to manage their personal information and keep it secure. Data Privacy Week also encourages businesses to respect data and be more transparent about how they collect and use customer data.

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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.

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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.

Consumer Reports: Consumer Reports shares privacy tips, product ratings and news to help consumers protect their privacy.

Federal Trade Commission: Privacy and security resources for consumers and businesses.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Page last updated 4:30 PM, January 4, 2023