Today(28th Jan.) is International Data Privacy Day celebrated in US, Canada, 27 European countries and India. The purpose of Data Privacy Day is to raise awareness and promote Data Privacy education. Data Privacy Day’s educational initiative originally focused on raising awareness among teens and young adults about the importance of protecting the privacy of their personal information online, particularly in the context of social networking sites like facebook, twitter, etc. The educational focus has expanded over the past four years to include families, consumers and businesses.
In India, DSCI (Data Security Council of India) took the leading role to promote the Data Privacy Day and creating awareness about the important of Personal Information(PI). In addition to its educational initiative, Data Privacy Day promotes events and activities that stimulate the development of technology tools that promote individual control over personally identifiable information; encourage compliance with privacy laws and regulations; and create dialogues among stakeholders interested in advancing data protection and privacy. The international celebration offers many opportunities for collaboration among governments, industry, academia, non-profits, privacy professionals and educators.