Snap into Data Privacy Day
Data is increasingly the lifeblood of commerce, research, and government. Data analysis is providing new insights into our health, making transportation safer, and increasing the usefulness of online services. It is a key to developing medical breakthroughs, educating students during the pandemic, and combating inequity and discrimination.
But if society is going to enjoy the benefits of data, we need to empower individuals and ensure that businesses respect privacy, safeguard data, and earn trust. That’s our message for Data Privacy Day, celebrated yearly on January 28. To bring the message to a broad audience, we’re pleased to be partnering with Snapchat to provide a privacy-themed Snap filter for Data Privacy Day 2021.
The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) is a non-profit organization that brings together privacy scholars, researchers, advocates, and industry leaders around the world to explore solutions and advance principled data practices in support of emerging technologies.
We also help individuals think about privacy choices. We’ve explored how to shop for an extended reality gaming system, the privacy considerations that go into purchasing a genetic test, and whether it’s a good idea to require students to turn on their video feeds during virtual classes.
We analyze the legal and policy issues that impact consumer privacy now and in the future. If you want to get a sense of the those topics, check out our infographics on connected cars, artificial intelligence, and encryption. Or explore our wealth of resources regarding data protection for students, parents, educators, and more.
If you’re interested in exploring the issues that are driving the future of privacy, sign up for our monthly briefing or check out one of our virtual events. You’ll find some of the smartest minds in privacy, discussing how best to ensure society benefits from the insights gained from data, while respecting individual choice and autonomy.
Why are we and many others around the world marking Data Privacy Day on January 28? It’s the anniversary of an important global data protection treaty known as Convention 108, a standard that has influenced the development of data protection laws around the world. We are hoping that 2021 will be the year the United States steps up and joins the many nations that have passed a comprehensive data protection law!