Today is Data Privacy Day!

January 28 is “Data Privacy Day.”  In honor of the day, below are several links relating to efforts to protect the privacy of personal data and some tools for small businesses:

Council of Europe’s explanation of the purpose Data Privacy Day (now in its eighth year):
* Note that the Council of Europe published its “Handbook on European data protection law” (prepared in cooperation with the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the European Court of Human Rights) on January 28, which is available here:    

European Union’s Data Protection Day initiatives, including promoting the reform of EU Data Protection laws: embedded video).

Federal Communications Commission’s Cyber Security Planner:, which the FCC describes as a “a tool for small businesses to create customized cyber security planning guides.”  (More information about this tool can be found here:

Federal Trade Commission’s Data Security (for Businesses):  

Microsoft’s Data Privacy Day resources:

Stay Safe Online’s Data Privacy Day Site:— and specifically their library:

Online Trust Alliance’s Data Privacy Day Site:— includes for example, its 2014 Data Protection & Breach Readiness Guide.