WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a non-profit public-private partnership focused on helping all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online and official coordinator of Data Privacy Day (DPD) is partnering with Facebook to broadcast the DPD 2013 Kick-Off event online on January 28th. The forum will explore data stewardship, privacy innovation and the implications for personal information in an on-demand mobile environment. The Data Privacy Day theme is: Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust. NCSA also announced today the availability of the latest edition of the best-selling digital citizenship book entitled lol…OMG! available free for a limited time to help high school students manage their online reputation.
Facebook Live viewers can sign-up to participate and view the event at: http://bit.ly/privacyday2013 from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. ET. U.S. Federal Trade Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen will provide opening keynote remarks followed by panel discussions with the following privacy and security experts:
- Erin Egan, chief privacy officer, Facebook
- David Hoffman, director of security policy and global privacy officer, Intel
- Brendon Lynch, chief privacy officer, Microsoft
- Jeff Brueggeman, vice president of global public policy and deputy chief privacy officer, AT&T
- JoAnn Stonier, chief privacy officer, MasterCard
- Ari Schwartz, senior policy advisor, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Commerce
- Justin Brookman, director, project on consumer privacy, Center for Democracy & Technology
- Jules Polonetsky, director and co-chair, The Future of Privacy Forum
- John Verdi, Director of Privacy Initiatives, NTIA/OPAD
"We're excited to make the kick-off event available to viewers around the world and thank Facebook for providing the opportunity," said Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). "Data privacy should be a concern for business, governments, NGOs, academic institutions and all Internet users. Data Privacy Day activities are designed to provide people with the information they need to be empowered to own their online presence."
Also in conjunction with Data Privacy Day, the latest edition of the best-selling digital citizenship book lol...OMG!, by Matt Ivester, tailored specially for high school students will be available for FREE download from Amazon Jan. 25-29th. The book empowers students to clean up and maintain a positive online presence and to become responsible digital citizens. Intel and Reed Elsevier are underwriting the promotion. The free download of the book is available at: http://www.lolomgfree.com/.
Kaiser added: "lol…OMG is like a road map for young people to create a positive online presence. We encourage every high school student and their parents and teachers to download a free copy while they can."
Data Privacy Day is celebrated across the United States, Canada, Council of Europe member countries, and a host of other countries across the globe. Since 2008, Data Privacy Day has continued to thrive through the support of major international corporations. Intel is a Platinum sponsor of Data Privacy Day. Gold sponsors include AT&T, Facebook, Microsoft and Google. Intuit, MasterCard and The George Washington University Law School are Silver sponsors and Reputation.com is a Small Business Sponsor.
For anyone interested in getting involved with Data Privacy Day in other ways, the Web portal offers tips and resources for parents, teachers, educators, businesses and others at: http://www.staysafeonline.org/dpd. NCSA encourages companies and organizations to become a Champion by registering at: http://www.staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/champions. Keep pace of Data Privacy Day happenings on Facebook and Twitter at: https://www.facebook.com/DataPrivacyNCSA and www.twitter.com/DataPrivacyDay and the DPD Twitter hashtag is #DPD13.
About Data Privacy Day
Led by the National Cyber Security Alliance, Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. The Day commemorates the 1981 signing of Convention 108 – the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. Intel is a Platinum sponsor of Data Privacy Day. Gold sponsors include AT&T, Facebook, Microsoft and Google. Intuit, MasterCard and The George Washington University Law School are Silver sponsors and Reputation.com is a Small Business Sponsor.
About The National Cyber Security Alliance
The National Cyber Security Alliance is a non-profit organization. Through collaboration with the government, corporate, non-profit and academic sectors, the mission of the NCSA is to educate and empower a digital citizenry to use the Internet securely and safely. NCSA board members include: ADP, AT&T, Bank of America, EMC Corporation, ESET, Facebook, Google, Intel, McAfee, Microsoft, PayPal, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Symantec, Trend Micro, Verizon and Visa.
SOURCE National Cyber Security Alliance