McMaster’s IT security team joins the National Cyber Security Alliance in support of Data Privacy Day

McMaster University’s IT Security team has announced its commitment once again to Data Privacy Day by signing up as a Data Privacy Day 2019 Champion. Data Privacy Day is an international effort held annually on January 28th to create awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. As a Champion, McMaster recognizes and supports the principle that all organizations share the responsibility of being conscientious stewards of personal information.

Data Privacy Day is part of a greater campaign that promotes awareness of the importance of privacy, highlights easy ways to protect personal information and reminds organizations that privacy is good for business. The McMaster IT Security Team joins the growing global effort among nonprofits, academic institutions, corporations, government entities, municipalities and individuals to raise awareness at home, at work and school and in their communities. Through collaboration and unified, consistent messaging about privacy and protecting personal information, 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.

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 getting involved in Data Privacy Day and becoming a Champion, visit You can also follow the Information Security team at McMaster for updates and resources. Use the official hashtag #PrivacyAware to join the conversation.

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