January 28: Data Privacy Day + Statement of Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Jourová

AmCham and its Czech Industry Coalition for Data Protection (CICDP) would like to inform you, that January 28 is a Data Privacy Day. DPD is an international effort to recognize the importance of protecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. Data Privacy Day's goals are to:

  • Raise awareness and educate consumers to better understand how their personal information may be collected and the benefits and risks of sharing personal data.
  • Empower consumers to express their expectations for the use, protection and management of their personal data.
  • Inspire consumers through concrete, simple and actionable tips to more actively manage their online lives.
  • Encourage and motivate consumers to consider the privacy implications of their online actions for themselves and others.
  • Encourage businesses to be data stewards by being open and honest about how they collect, use and share personal information and clearly communicating any available privacy and security controls.

For more information, click here.

Statement of Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Jourová: Concluding the EU Data Protection Reform is essential for the Digital Single Market

28 January celebrates European Data Protection Day. " On this day, citizens and businesses  are waiting for the modernisation of data protection rules to catch up with the digital age.  Ensuring trust will allow the European Digital Single Market to live up to its full potential.EU Data Protection reform also includes new rules for police and criminal justice authorities when they exchange data across the EU. This is very timely, not least in light of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. There is need to continue and to intensify our law enforcement cooperation. Robust data protection rules will foster more effective cooperation based on mutual trust." Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Jourová said in a joint statement. The conclusion of the Data protection reform is one of the Commission's top priorities for 2015. After the European Parliament backed the Commission's proposal in March 2014, the Council has made considerable progress and the reform should be finalised by the end of this year. A full update on the Data Protection reform is available here:MEMO.

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