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The Importance of Data Destruction in Data Privacy

The Importance of Data Destruction in Data Privacy

Data privacy is so important that it now has its own day. We are reposting this from the creators web page as we thought it was fascinating and in keeping with our mission.

“Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008, as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. The Day commemorates the 1981 signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. Data Privacy Day is a celebration for everyone and held on January 28th every year.”

“In our online world, data is free flowing. All of us – from home computer users to the largest corporations – need to be aware of the personal and private data others have entrusted to us and remain vigilant and proactive about protecting it.
Being a good digital citizen means being a good steward of data. Data Privacy Day is an effort to empower people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint and escalate the protection of privacy and data as everyone’s priority.”

“Data Privacy Day is led by the National Cyber Security Alliance, a non-profit, public private partnership focused on cyber security education for all online citizens. You can view retrospectives and statistical information about Data Privacy Day via the reports page.”

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“Champions of Data Privacy Day recognize that individuals, organizations, business and government all share the responsibility to be aware of privacy challenges and bring information privacy into our daily thoughts, conversations and actions. The steps we take may differ based on what we do online and our responsibilities. However, we all need to understand how individual actions have a collective impact on privacy.”