ARCHIVED - Data Privacy Day 2012
What is Data Privacy Day?
On January 28, 2012, Canada, along with many countries around the world, will celebrate Data Privacy Day. Recognized by privacy professionals, corporations, government officials, academics and students around the world, Data Privacy Day highlights the impact that technology is having on our privacy rights and underlines the importance of valuing and protecting personal information.
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) will be engaging in a number of activities leading up to January 28 and producing some resources, such as posters and graphics.
If you would like to promote Data Privacy Day in your organization, please feel free to download some of our resources. We will continue to update this page as Data Privacy Day 2012 approaches.
Data Privacy Day 2012
- Graphics and posters
- The OPC has produced its new 2012 calendar. To get yours, email us at email@example.com or download the pdf version and print your own copy.
- January 23 — News release: When sharing personal information, less is more, Privacy Commissioner of Canada says
Canada's Privacy Commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart, gets a student's perspective on privacy during a presentation at Hopewell Avenue Public School in Ottawa, where she unveiled three new tools to help young Internet users protect their privacy.
- January 24 — Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada will launch a series of new youth privacy materials to help kids, teachers and parents learn about and discuss the importance of protecting their privacy online.
- January 26 — Exploring the Benefits of Data Minimization and the Risks of Over-Collection — The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada will host a Canada School of Public Service Armchair discussion.
- January 27 — Why Privacy Makes Good Business Sense — The OPC’s Toronto Office will host an open forum about privacy for small to medium enterprises (SMEs). This event will provide an overview of the OPC, a review of the key privacy compliance issues for SMEs, and the OPC tools designed to help businesses understand their compliance obligations. The forum will be held from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. If you would like to participate, please contact the Toronto Office at 416-973-7266 by Tuesday, January 24, 2012.