Data Privacy Day

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January 28 is Data Privacy Day

About Data Privacy Day

What’s Data Privacy Day?

Data Privacy Day is observed worldwide each year on January 28 to raise awareness around technology and privacy rights, including best practices for safeguarding personal information.


Events in 2020

A Vision for the Future live from Linkedin, San Francisco

January 28, 2020 - Data Privacy Day Livestream hosted at Linkedin, San Francisco

Visit MN 3233 any time from 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM on January 28 for this year’s Data Privacy Day livestream: A Vision for the Future, taking place at the Linkedin headquarters in San Francisco.

Panelists and participants come from a variety of companies and organizations, including Linkedin, Office of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Visa, and Microsoft.

Event Details

  • Livestream Title: A Vision for the Future
  • Date: January 28, 2020
  • Time: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Location: MN 3233

For more information on this event, including the full agenda and event description, visit our data privacy day livestream event listing.


January 28, 2020 - Service Desk Mobile Device Clinic

Back by popular demand: the UTM service desk will host a device clinic for Data Privacy Day.

Visit the UTM Service Desk with your mobile devicse on January 28 and the service desk team will help ensure it’s secure in exchange for a treat!


January 13 - 28, 2020 - Daily Data Privacy Tips on Twitter

Check out @UTMServiceDesk on twitter for daily data privacy tips from January 13 until Data Privacy Day on January 28.


Spread the word - Update your email signature

Help promote data privacy by switching to the following email signature during the month of January:


Position Title, UTM Information & Instructional Technology Services   416-000-0000 

Data Privacy Day  

Tuesday, Jan. 28 is Data Privacy Day, learn more:
@UTMServiceDesk |
@UofTCyberAware |


Watch videos

StaySafeOnline has a collection of videos available in their resource library on data privacy. We’ve selected a few, just to get started:


Citizen Lab Security Planner

Do a Security Check-up

Do a quick online security check-up with Citizen Lab’s Security Planner: just answer a few questions, and receive a list of personalized recommendations on how to protect yourself online.


Take the Data Privacy Day Challenge

Take the Data Privacy Day Challenge!

It only takes five minutes to follow these three steps to protect your privacy. Download the Data Privacy Day Challenge PDF.


Our Partners

UTM Partners for Data Privacy Day 2020

UTM Information & Instructional Technology Services (I&ITS) partnered with StaySafeOnline and U of T’s Security Matters team for Data Privacy Day 2020.

In 2020, UTM became a Data Privacy Day Champion.

Data Privacy Day Champion