NCSA raises awareness with Data Privacy Day
In an effort to promote a greater awareness of online security issues among common citizens, the National Cyber Security Alliance has declared January 28 Data Privacy Day.
With Google, MasterCard, Intuit and a variety of other big-name organizations throwing their support behind the initiative, project coordinators are hoping to inspire people all over the world to take a closer look at how their personal data is stored and shared within online environments.
"NSCA is very excited to see widespread support for Data Privacy Day 2012 throughout industry, government, businesses and communities around the world," said NSCA executive director Michael Kaiser. "Every day our lives become more reliant on the internet and the goal behind Data Privacy Day is to educate digital citizens on how to protect their personal information online and make them more aware of the impact that technology has in their lives."
In the week leading up to Data Privacy Day, several intriguing panel discussions are scheduled to take place from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. In one session, for example, Microsoft leaders will explain how consumer data is handled throughout transactional processes. In a separate event, Federal Trade Commission spokeswoman Julie Brill will explain how her agency is working to protect consumers from online security dangers.