WASHINGTON, January 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a U.S. based non-profit organization and official coordinator of Data Privacy Day, today announced that it will celebrate Data Privacy Day 2012 by hosting "The Intersection of Privacy & Security," in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, January 26th from 2-4:45 p.m. GMT. This event will feature U.S. government officials and industry security and privacy professionals from Facebook, Intel, eBay, Comcast, AT&T, and MasterCard Worldwide. These key thought leaders will discuss the interconnectedness of privacy and security in theory and practice, and the event will be broadcast worldwide via Facebook's official live streaming channel.
"On 28 January 1981, the Council of Europe adopted Convention 108, the first legally binding international instrument related to privacy and data protection," said Peter Hustinx, European data protection supervisor. "I took part in the first celebration in 2008 and once again offer my full support to this initiative. I wish the organizers every success in raising awareness of data protection in the United States and around the world."
"As people across the globe continue to integrate the Internet into their daily lives, it becomes increasingly important that everyone understands privacy in the digital age, how to safeguard their data and own their online presence," said Michael Kaiser, executive director, National Cyber Security Alliance.
"At Facebook, we believe that empowering people with control over their information is fundamental to enabling them to connect and share. That's why we're thrilled at the opportunity to bring this important conversation and celebration of Data Privacy Day to users across the globe," said Erin Egan, chief privacy officer of policy, Facebook.
Data Privacy Day is celebrated worldwide and everyone is encouraged to participate in educating people about online privacy and security. Information on Data Privacy Day can be found at http://www.staysafeonline.org/dpd. Intel and eBay Inc. are official sponsors of Data Privacy Day 2012.
The National Cyber Security Alliance
The mission of National Cyber Security Alliance, an NGO, is to empower a digital citizenry to use the Internet securely and safely protecting themselves and the digital assets we share. Visit http://www.staysafeonline.org and join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/staysafeonline.
SOURCE National Cyber Security Alliance