LEXINGTON, Ky., Thursday, January 28, 2021 — The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has again announced its support of Data Privacy Day ‒ an international effort held annually on January 28 to create awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust – by signing up as a Data Privacy Day 2021 Champion. As a Champion, NASCIO recognizes and supports the principle that all organizations share the responsibility of being conscientious stewards of personal information.
Data Privacy Day is an international effort to empower individuals and encourage businesses to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust. NASCIO joins the growing global effort among nonprofits, academic institutions, corporations, government entities, municipalities and individuals to raise awareness at home, at work and school and in their communities. Through collaboration and unified, consistent messaging about privacy and protecting personal information, all Data Privacy Day Champions are working toward the common goal of improving individual and business consciousness toward respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust.
The official theme for the 2021 Data Privacy Day is “Data Privacy in an Era of Change.” Data Privacy Day 2021 will “look at privacy through the lens of the various changes we’ve faced in the past year, and will not only provide a survey of the current privacy landscape, but expert insights on where we as individuals and organizations can improve.” For more information about Data Privacy Day, which is officially led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), visit https://staysafeonline.org/event/data-privacy-day-2021/.
Director of Policy and Research
National Association of State Chief Information Officers