Data Privacy Day is observed to raise awareness about online privacy and data protection. Data Privacy Day is currently celebrated in some major countries like the United States, Canada, Israel, and 47 European countries. The core idea behind this day is to create awareness about the importance of safeguarding data and respecting privacy.
Significance of Data Privacy Day 2020:
Data Privacy Day is a one-day event to raise awareness about the most sensitive issue of digitally-advancing world. With the internet reaching in every nook and corner of the world and rising usage of social media platforms, the personal data becomes more vulnerable than ever. Data Privacy Day comes to remind as to how crucial data security and privacy matters to an individual or an entity can signify.
Technology had made our lives better, it has also brought us to numerous other problems like data hacks, privacy breaches, and financial frauds. Information stored in mobile phones, laptops, smartwatches, and other devices is day by day being more prone to cyberattacks. Online shopping and cloud storage being the new norm, the risks and vulnerability to cyber frauds and data breaches have increased tremendously too.
Date of Data Privacy day 2020:
The world observes Data Privacy Day today, we want people to be more concerned and conscious about their data privacy. Data Privacy Day (DPD) is celebrated on January 28 across the world. January 28 has been chosen as the day, as it signifies the signing of Convention 108, a first of its kind legally-binding international treaty concerning privacy and data protection.
5 tips to keep your data safe and private:
- Use strong passwords
- Use only reliable sites for online shopping
- Always update your Antivirus program
- Activate your firewall in your PC