In 2008, a nationwide teen education effort and an international privacy conference held at Duke Law School anchored the first annual Data Privacy Day celebration in the United States. January 28 is now Dada Privacy Day.
The U.S. and Canada now join 27 European countries to celebrate Data Privacy Day today. The lack of understanding about online data protection is a world-wide issue. As increasing amounts of data get uploaded to the ‘net every single day, it becomes more and more important for people to understand the risks of online communications and to learn how to use available tools to manage the data they share online.
One of the primary goals of Data Privacy Day is to promote privacy awareness and education among teens across the United States. Data Privacy Day also serves the important purpose of furthering international collaboration and cooperation around privacy issues.
Specifically, among Google’s efforts to increase user privacy, they introduced face-blurring for Street View earlier this year. Also, with the launch of the Google Chrome browser, they’ve incorporated “incognito mode.”
To learn more about Data Privacy Day 2009, head over to their main website.
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