Data Privacy Day 2018

28 January is international Data Privacy Day, which commemorates the signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection by the Council of Europe, on 28 January 1981.

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) officially leads the Data Privacy Day campaign and is advised by a distinguished advisory committee of privacy professionals to help the campaign align with the most current privacy issues in a thoughtful and meaningful way.

The Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC) is a champion of Data Privacy Day 2018, which gives people an opportunity to think about their privacy and how they manage the personal information they share online.

This year Data Privacy Day’s theme is ‘Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust’.

This year’s Data Privacy Day efforts will be highlighting why privacy matters, privacy in the growing Internet of Me and fostering a culture of privacy awareness at work.

As a DPD Champion, the IPC recognises and supports the principle that organisations, businesses and government all share the responsibility of looking after personal information by respecting privacy and protecting personal data.

The IPC has developed a fact sheet to help you protect your privacy which has also been translated into 10 languages. 

For more information on Data Privacy Day, visit the Stay Safe Online website.