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Data Privacy Day 2024: Date, History and Significance

Data Privacy Day (Data Protection Day) is an international event that takes place every year on 28 January. The main objective of Data Privacy Day is to create awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. The day is marked in the United States, Canada, Qatar, Nigeria, Israel, and 47 European countries.

The Data Privacy and Protection Day participating organizations are The anti-Phishing Working Group, Carnegie Mellon University, Cyber Data-Risk Managers, EDUCAUSE, Georgetown University, Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Identity Theft Council, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, New York State Attorney General Office, the UK Information Commissioner, and Data Security Council of India.

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History and Significance

In 2007, the Council of Europe initiated the day as the European Data Protection Day. The United States House of Representatives passed House Resolution HR 31 by a vote of 402–0, declaring 28 January National Data Privacy Day on 26 January 2009. The United States Senate also recognized Data Privacy Day in 2010 and 2011.

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When is Data Privacy Day held?

January 28.


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