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Griffiss Institute Joins Nationwide Global Effort to Support Data Privacy Day by Signing On as Champion

Hundreds of Organizations Collaborate to Generate Awareness About the Importance of Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust

Data Privacy Day ChampionROME, NY — Today Griffiss Institute announced its commitment to Data Privacy Day ‒ an international effort held annually on January 28 to create awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust – by signing on as a Champion. As a Data Privacy Day Champion, Griffiss Institute recognizes and supports the principle that organizations, businesses and government all share the responsibility of being conscientious stewards of personal information.

Data Privacy Day is part of a greater awareness campaign that creates awareness about the importance of privacy, informs about easy ways to protect personal information and reminds organizations that privacy is good for business. Griffiss Institute joins the growing global effort among nonprofits, academic institutions, corporations, government entities, municipalities and individuals to raise awareness at home, at work and in their communities. Through collaboration and unified, consistent messaging about data privacy, all Data Privacy Day Champions are working toward the common goal of improving individual and business consciousness toward respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust.  

“Respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust is extremely important in this day and age. The importance of privacy and protecting personal information cannot be over stated,” explains Bill Wolf, Griffiss Institute president. “Recent breaches exposing everything from personal login credentials to health records and credit card information underscore this significance. Individuals must take the necessary steps to protect themselves. Industry and government must share in this responsibility and protect any personal information that may be entrusted to them. Everyone must be savvy about cyber security.”

In North America, the Data Privacy Day initiative is officially led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a nonprofit, public-private partnership dedicated to promoting a safer, more secure and more trusted internet. For more information about how to get involved in Data Privacy Day and the Champions program, visit https://staysafeonline.org/dpd. You can also follow the campaign on Twitter at @DataPrivacyDay or Facebook at @DataPrivacyNCSA and use the official hashtag #PrivacyAware to join the conversation.

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