Data Privacy Day – January 28, 2022
Many countries around the world, including Canada, celebrate Data Privacy Week each year during the last week of January. The week-long initiative centres around Data Privacy Day, which is recognized each year on January 28. The day commemorates the signing of Convention 108 in 1981, the first legally-binding international treaty on privacy and data protection.
During Data Privacy Week and on Data Privacy Day, we promote awareness of the impact that technology has on our privacy rights, and the importance of protecting these rights and our personal information.
Please see below for some useful data privacy resources for both students and families from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), Get Cyber Safe campaign, and National Cyber Security Alliance.
From the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
- Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) main page
- Privacy and Kids main page
- Protecting your Online Rep (video for youth about online sharing)
- Privacy, the Internet and You (graphic novel)
- Gaming and Personal Information: Playing with Privacy (tips for safer gaming) with Infographic
- Staying Safe on Social Media with Infographic
- 12 Quick Privacy Tips for Parents (online privacy)
- Building a Secure Online Identity (tips)
- What Kind of Information is Being Collected about Me Online? (and what to do about it)
From the Government of Canada – Get Cyber Safe campaign
- Get Cyber Safe main page
- Securing your Connections (securing your WiFi and VPN, using Bluetooth and public Wi-Fi and info about firewalls)
- How and What to Teach your Kids about Phishing and video Phishing: Don’t Take the Bait
- How Becoming Cyber Secure Can Help Protect Your Privacy (blog post)
- Creating a Strong Password (video)
- How to Avoid Sharing Too Much Personal Information Online (tips)