The Rest of the World Has Finally Caught up With Data Privacy Day

Jan 28, 2020

Cindy Heiser

Monday, January 28 marks the 13th celebration of Data Privacy Day in the U.S., and for the first time in the history of the holiday, it feels like a genuine celebration of data privacy; not just an attempt to bring attention to the issue.

Data Privacy Day was founded in 2008 to commemorate the signing of Convention 108, a Council of Europe data protection agreement, on January 28, 1981. The resolution was “the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection,” according to the non-profit organization, the National Cyber Security Alliance, and is the ideological basis for the right to data protection, the principle that underscores modern data privacy policy.