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Data Privacy Day
Cause
Respect My Privacy Please!

When: January 28th

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

Take some time to go over your computer security and home automation passwords, and ensure you are as secure as possible. Watch the 80's classic movie WarGames about early computer security, hacking, and the importance of data privacy.

Numbers

Although there is no exact way to know how many peoples data is compromised,  A study in 2018 showed that over 2.5 billion accounts were hacked in in one year. To put that number into perspective, that's 6.85 million accounts hacked each day!
 

Description

When it comes to Data Privacy it is a subject that should be near and dear to all of us as the digital age continues to integrate more and more into the fabric of our daily lives.  The first modern data privacy law began in Germany as computing advancements and privacy in the processing of personal data started to concern citizens. Officially Sweden is credited with pioneering the first national privacy law called the Data Act, which criminalized the act of stealing somebody's data in 1973.  A few years later, Germany passed the German Federal Data Protection Act establishing basic data protection standards that have been the framework for security laws around the world. One of the key aspects to the law was the requirement of consent for the processing of personal data.  Recently as data breaches continue to grow in the modern world, the biggest set of data privacy laws ever have again come from Europe with the GDPR.  The General Data Protection Regulation is defined as a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information from individuals who live in the European Union.

Interesting Facts

  1. Don't get any ideas but...Cybercrime is more profitable than the global illegal drug trade.
  2. About 66% of businesses that are severely attacked by hackers eventually fail.
  3. Kevin Mitnick aka The Condor is widely considered the worlds most prolific hacker.
  4. 100 banks in 30 nations have been affected by one of the largest banks heists ever with a data breach that cost banks about $300 million.
  5. Bittium Tough Mobile 2C is the worlds most secure smartphone.

Information

Observed:
  • January 28th
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