Data Protection Day 2018

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26 January 2018

Sunday 28 January 2018 marks the twelfth Data Protection Day, a.k.a Data Privacy Day. This annual event aims to raise awareness of data protection and information rights and encourage good data privacy practice by organisations.

The aims of Data Protection Day fit well with the Common Thread Network’s own mission to promote good privacy practices and build trust in the handling of personal data, so as well as marking the day together, our members are undertaking their own activities and events. For example:

  • the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has published its draft Position on Online Reputation;
  • the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Nova Scotia is publishing a report into the privacy-readiness of business and organisations in the region;
  • the Data Protection Commissioner for Gibraltar is hosting a Data Protection Day event in the city centre, handing out promotional materials and inviting people to complete a privacy questionnaire; and
  • the Information and Data Protection Commissioner of Malta is addressing a seminar organised by the Government of Malta for Heads of Department, Data Protection Officers and Directors within the Civil Service, as well as delivering a presentation at a GDPR Information Session.

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