Data Privacy Day 2015

28 January is 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 Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC) is a champion of Data Privacy Day 2015, which gives people an opportunity to think about their privacy and how they manage the personal information they share online.

 “Your personal information is valuable. It is important to protect it,” said NSW Privacy Commissioner Dr Elizabeth Coombs. 

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

“I regularly hear about data privacy concerns from members of the NSW community, in particular about how their personal data is handled. Data Privacy Day is a reminder to ensure your personal information is protected online by asking questions and reading the fine print before disclosing it,” Dr Elizabeth Coombs said.

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.