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September 1, 2009

DATA PRIVACY DAY

January 28 each year has been declared to be an international holiday since it was made as the ‘Data Privacy Day’. That date was chosen in celebration of the date which the Council of Europe (CE) Convention for the Protection of Individuals with Regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data was opened for signatured for the first time in 1981. House Resolution HR 31 by vote of 402-0 was passed by United States House of Representatives on January 26, 2009 was the one that declared the National Data Privacy Day’ shall be held on January 28 each year. It was later followed by Senate who passed the Senate Resolution 25 also recognizing January 28, 2009 as National Data Privacy Day.

The Data Privacy Day will be celebrated by United States, Canada and 27 other European countries. The main purpose of declaring January 28 as Data Privacy Day is to promote awareness and education among teens across the United States. That day also serves the importance of futhering international collebration and cooperation privacy issues.

The celebration of Data Privacy Day in the United States have invoved all privacy professionals, corporations, government officials, and representatives, academics, and students across the country. In the 2009 celebration of Data Privacy Day, it took place across the Unites States, Canada and Europe. That day has offered many opportunities to the world to learn more about data privacy and to take action to protect personal information. It holds many events like academic conferences on topics including national security and data transfers, social networking and information security

6 comments:

nn said...

28 January is a international holiday? i guess Malaysia has forgotten to put it in the calendar. maybe it means that Malaysian goverment still don't think of data privacy as a serious thing.

faizelina osman said...

data privacy become a serious issues in international stage..i agree with you that mas still don't think it is a serious issue..

Anonymous said...

it's not that malaysia has forgoten to make 28 jan as data privacy day. its just the fact that malaysia isnt a member of the convention which made that day as data privacy day. so that's why we're not having 28 jan as a holiday...

-ain nabila-

N.HIDAYAT said...

whoaa it really dun cross my mind that an event such 'data privay day' exists in this world..haha,intresting!

it is not the matter of having a holiday on 28jan or not, but it clearly showed that Malaysia did not alert on data privacy issue...even after having several serious cases regarding the matter...

hidayat-computer evidence

Nurfarahiyah said...

mayb, malaysia still new with this.. compare to US.. like baby corn and nelson sweet corn. so, it may take times.

Renuka said...

I agree with you kak Farah we still need time to practiced it.