Data Protection Day is annual event celebrated internationally on 28th January, to raise awareness of the importance of privacy and data protection. This year, the Information Commissioner has launched a campaign to focus on the growing “digital economy” by highlight that, whilst a growing digital economy can in many instances be considered a positive evolution to business practices, such evolution must be accompanied by appropriate mechanisms that safeguard personal data and uphold individuals’ rights in relation to the same.
This year’s campaign includes –
- A series of infographics that highlight the main developments and trends in the ‘digital economy’, whilst also laying emphasis on the possible risks presented in the digital environment and appropriate safeguards provided by data protection legislation.
- An explanatory video that draws attention to the exponential growth in the volumes and types of data processed, and the relationship between data protection and the developing digital economy.