Happy Data Privacy Day
From the Data Privacy Day web site:
Data Privacy Day is an international celebration of the dignity of the individual expressed through personal information. In this networked world, in which we are thoroughly digitized, with our identities, locations, actions, purchases, associations, movements, and histories stored as so many bits and bytes, we have to ask – who is collecting all of this – what are they doing with it – with whom are they sharing it? Most of all, individuals are asking ‘How can I protect my information from being misused?’ These are reasonable questions to ask – we should all want to know the answers.
Some events happening today can be found here.
The Canadian Privacy Commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart, has a page worth reading, including some tips, and a contest. As she says in her news release, "Protect your personal information, because the Internet never forgets."