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World celebrates Data Privacy Day

January 28, 2009 by  

Data Privacy Day is January 28Events to educate consumers about data protection have been held to mark Data Privacy Day on January 28.

Online privacy breaches are a growing problem, and companies from My Space to Microsoft are racing to provide users with tips on safe management of online data.

Microsoft is hosting a forum at the San Francisco Public Library today which includes a panel discussion of online privacy among industry experts, advocates and policymakers, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

A popular business technology website itpro.com has compiled a list of five most important online security tips. They include using security software and installing updates to operating systems, but also limiting the amount of personal information that users make available on social networking sites.

There is also an increasing talk about data encryption for businesses. Jamie Cowper of PGP, an enterprise security company, told the website that "an enterprise-wide approach to security must be taken which focuses on defending the data, not simply protecting the network."

He also stressed the need for better business oversight of employee practices when it comes to dealing with private data. "Data is now the currency of the internet and organizational policies must reflect that," he said.

The Data Privacy Day comes shortly after a controversial decision by the White House to exempt You Tube from federal privacy rules which was later reversed.
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