January 28 is the Day for the Protection of Personal Data, which originated as “European” because the idea of celebrating it was initiated by the Council of Europe. It is currently celebrated not only in EU member states, but also in many countries outside Europe. Its marking is an opportunity for dialogue and cooperation between all data protection authorities, governments, businesses, academia, NGOs and data subjects.
The date was not chosen by chance – on January 28, 1981, European countries that share the basic principles for the protection of human rights formulated by the Council of Europe were given the opportunity to join the Convention 108 of the Council of Europe for the Protection of Individuals with Automated Processing of Personal Data data. It is the first legally binding international act adopted in the field of personal data protection.
The day, also called Privacy Day or Data Privacy Day, was celebrated for the first time in 2007. The main purpose of this celebration is to raise awareness and promote initiatives and good practices to understand the rights, rules, risks and guarantees related to the processing and the protection of personal data.
HAPPY PRIVACY DAY!