Data Privacy Day is ONE WEEK Away

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. Data Privacy Day is observed annually on January 28.

Data Privacy Day is the signature event in a greater privacy awareness and education effort. Year-round, National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) educates consumers on how they can own their online presence and shows organizations how privacy is good for business. NCSA’s privacy awareness campaign is an integral component of STOP. THINK. CONNECT. ™ ‒ the global online safety, security and privacy campaign.

You can get involved at home, at work and in your community. Take action, help create a culture of privacy and support Data Privacy Day’s theme of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. This year, we are encouraging everyone to “Own Your Privacy” by learning more about how to help protect the valuable data that is online. One simple thing you can do is to update your privacy settings by using a helpful tool created by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).

NCSA provides free, non-proprietary privacy awareness and education resources to help you spread the word about managing your privacy and protecting personal information. Check out this infographic to get started.

At Work
Privacy is good for business: Create a culture of privacy at work by teaching all employees what privacy means to your organization and the role they have in making sure privacy is achieved and maintained and that data is protected.

Check out the 5 Ways to Help Employees Be Privacy Aware tipsheet for help.

At Home
Own your online presence: Talk to your family and friends about protecting personal information and how to stay safe online. Get started with our Privacy Tips for Parents.

In Your Community
Share your privacy knowledge: Volunteer in a local school, senior care facility or faith-based organization, send messages on community lists and share NCSA’s privacy resources to spread the word.

Attend a Data Privacy Day event: Promote your event or see what Data Privacy Day activities are taking place in your area.

Become a Data Privacy Day Partner!
• Register yourself and/or your company as a Data Privacy Day Champion.
• Use #PrivacyAware on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
• Position your brand as a leader in privacy by sponsoring Data Privacy Day 2020. Contact info@staysafeonline.org to learn more.
• Visit the Resource Library for downloadable images, social media content and other resources you can use to support Data Privacy Day.

Source: StaySafeOnline.org

Be #PrivacyAware with Our Quarterly Compliance and Fraud Review Webinar!

Staying #PrivacyAware should be a priority every day of the year – not just on Data Privacy Day! Stay on top of the latest compliance and fraud issues currently impacting the payment space with our Quarterly Compliance and Fraud Review webinar series. Together, we will examine the latest threats and challenges circulating the payments industry so that your organization can plan a proactive response. Current fraud schemes, compliance considerations and mitigation techniques will be discussed. Our first session of 2020 is happening February 12th. Register now!