Data Privacy Day is an international holiday that occurs every January 28. It began in the United States and Canada in January 2009 as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration first in Europe in 2007.
Data Protection Day commemorates January 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection.
Data Privacy Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the privacy of personal information online as well as to unite privacy professionals worldwide in its celebration.
As the online marketplace, social media networks, and the overall number of data sharing opportunities continue to grow online, data privacy and security need to be at the forefront of all individual’s.