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Jan28 Fun Holiday – Data Privacy Day

January 28 is Data Privacy Day. It is observed every year in the United States, United Kingdom, and many other European countries.

Information privacy button on computer keyboard.

Take steps to protect your offline and online data.

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Also known as Data Protection Day in Europe, the day celebrates the anniversary of the signing of the Council of Europe's Convention for the Protection of Individuals with Regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data in 1981.

The holiday was first celebrated in 2007 and promotes the need for data privacy. It also helps raise awareness about how people can protect their data and their privacy, online and offline.

How to Celebrate?

  • On this day, companies and governments hold events and seminars that talk about issues of online security, privacy, and data protection. Attend one of these events.
  • If you work for a company that works with data, why not suggest holding a data protection workshop?
  • Shred important paperwork containing personal information that you no longer need.
  • Educate the children and teenagers in your life to be careful about giving out their personal information to strangers.

Did You Know…

…that the United States Congress passed a resolution declaring January 28 as Data Privacy Day in 2009?

Data Privacy Day Observances

Fun Holiday: Data Privacy Day Observances
YearWeekdayDateName
2020TueJan 28Data Privacy Day
2021ThuJan 28Data Privacy Day
2022FriJan 28Data Privacy Day
2023SatJan 28Data Privacy Day
2024SunJan 28Data Privacy Day
2025TueJan 28Data Privacy Day
2026WedJan 28Data Privacy Day
2027ThuJan 28Data Privacy Day
2028FriJan 28Data Privacy Day
2029SunJan 28Data Privacy Day

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