International Data Privacy Day Celebrated on January 28

Data Privacy Day (DPD) is an international holiday celebrated annually on January 28 in the United States, Canada, and 27 European countries in an effort to empower and educate people on protecting their privacy, controlling their digital footprints, and making the protection of data a great priority in their lives. To learn more about DPD, visit http://www.staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/about.

According to StaySafeOnline.org, Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe that commemorates the January 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. Data Privacy Day is now observed annually on January 28.

International Data Privacy Day is led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a nonprofit, public-private partnership dedicated cybersecurity education and awareness and advised by a distinguished advisory committee of privacy professionals. For more information about the NCSA advisory committee, visit https://www.staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/about/advisory-committee.

Data privacy is also important during background checks for employment. Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a U.S. background check firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) – is “Safe Harbor” certified for data protection. For more information about ESR, visit http://www.esrcheck.com, call toll free 888.999.4474, or email sales@esrcheck.com.

About Employment Screening Resources® (ESR):

Founded by safe hiring expert Attorney Les Rosen in the San Francisco, CA-area in 1997, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’– provides accurate and actionable information that empowers employers to make informed hiring decisions for the benefit of their organizations, employees, and the public. CEO Rosen literally wrote the book on background checks with “The Safe Hiring Manual” and ESR is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction held by a small percent of screening firms. Employers choosing ESR know they have selected an agency meeting the highest industry standards. To learn more about ESR, visit http://www.esrcheck.com, call toll free 888.999.4474, or email sales@esrcheck.com.