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LEXINGTON, Ky., Thursday, January 28, 2016 — Today the National Association of State Chief
Information Officers (NASCIO) announced that it is a committed Champion of Data
Privacy Day (DPD) ‒ an international effort held annually on January 28 to
create awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal
information. As a DPD Champion, NASCIO recognizes and supports the principle
that organizations, businesses and government all share the responsibility of
being conscientious stewards of personal information by respecting privacy,
safeguarding data and enabling trust.
Data Privacy Day is part of a greater effort,
the #PrivacyAware campaign, which helps consumers understand how they can own
their online presence and reminds businesses that privacy is indeed good for
business. NASCIO joins the growing global effort among organizations,
corporations, educational institutions, government entities, municipalities and
individuals to raise awareness at home, at work and in their communities.
Through collaboration and unified, consistent messaging about data privacy, all
DPD Champions will work toward the common goal of improving consumer and
business consciousness while encouraging and empowering all digital citizens to
states, data privacy is a growing priority as more and more digital data on
citizens is collected, shared, stored and analyzed. NASCIO is happy to be a
Data Privacy Day Champion again this year and we look forward to focusing more
on this issue in the coming year,” stated NASCIO Executive Director Doug
addition to becoming a DPD Champion, NASCIO has formed a new Privacy and Data
Protection Working Group which will highlight privacy issues of importance to state
CIOs. The working group is a subcommittee of the NASCIO Cybersecurity
Committee. The new working group will have monthly calls on various topics
related to privacy and data protection.
DPD and the #PrivacyAware campaign are spearheaded
by the National Cyber Security Alliance, a nonprofit, public-private
partnership dedicated to promoting a safer, more secure and more trusted
Internet. For more information about how to get involved in DPD and the
Champions program visit https://www.staysafeonline.org/dpd.
You can also follow the campaign on Twitter at @DataPrivacyDay or on Facebook
and use the official hashtag #PrivacyAware to join the conversation.