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January 28: Celebrate Data Privacy Day!

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Jan Scholtes |January 28, 2019|Read time: 1 min

Today is Data Privacy Day, also known in Europe as the Data Protection Day. The purpose of Data Privacy Day is to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. It is currently observed in the United States, Canada, India and 47 European countries.

In On January 28, 1981, the European Counsel officially opened the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data. As of 2007, the Counsel of Europe organized the European Data Protection day on January 28.

Originally, Data Privacy Day's was an educational initiative, focused on raising awareness among businesses as well as users about the importance of protecting the privacy of their personal information online, particularly in the context of social networking.

Now that most people are aware of such privacy issues, and after having passed the GDPR and in the light of the upcoming 2020 California Privacy Act, the Data Privacy Day focuses more on events and activities that stimulate the development of technology tools that promote individual control over personally identifiable information; encourage compliance with privacy laws and regulations; and create dialogues among stakeholders interested in advancing data protection and privacy.

ZyLAB strongly encourages the development and use of technology to help protect personal information, especially in data disclosures which are part of litigation, arbitration, investigations, public records requests or virtual data rooms. Using technology to protect your data is not only faster and more efficient, it is also far better than manual efforts.

If you want to learn more:
Technology for GDPR compliance: https://bit.ly/2FSS29u
Technology for public records requests: https://bit.ly/2B71B0h

Jan Scholtes
Johannes (Jan) C. Scholtes, Ph.D. is Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of ZyLAB. Scholtes, who was the company’s President and CEO from 1989 to 2009, shaped ZyLAB as an Information Management powerhouse across the globe. With his leadership and vision, ZyLAB is a partner for the United Nations War Crime Tribunals, FBI-Enron investigations, and the United States White House Executive Office of the President.

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