Roundup of industry posts celebrating Data Protection Day

28/01/2024 | Various

Every year, we celebrate International Data Protection Day on 28 January. It's an opportunity to reflect on what privacy represents to us as individuals and collectively.  

Below are some thoughts and reflections from senior privacy figures and leaders:

  • The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) posted a factsheet outlining data subject rights.
  • The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) marked the occasion with a video hosted by EDPB Chair Anu Talus, explaining how she combines her work at the EDPB with her role as Finnish Data Protection Ombudsman. 
  • At the European Commission, Vice-President for Values and Transparency Věra Jourová and Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders issued a joint statement to mark the occasion.
  • A survey conducted by Austrian privacy campaign group NOYB to mark this year's Data Protection Day revealed that 70% of respondents believe that authorities need to issue clear decisions and enforce the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to ensure compliance. Furthermore, 74% of respondents feel that authorities would find 'relevant violations' if they walked into an average company. 
  • The Future of Privacy Forum shared seven easy steps people can take to better protect their online privacy. 
  • In an article for the IAPP celebrating the occasion, LinkedIn Vice President and Head of Global Privacy Kalinda Raina highlights that an entire profession of lawyers, project managers, engineers, and product managers dedicated to privacy has emerged over the last 20 years. 

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