Facebook to Live Stream International Data Privacy Day Event

Wednesday, January 25, 2012



The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a non-profit cybersecurity awareness and education organization and official coordinator of Data Privacy Day, announced that it will celebrate Data Privacy Day 2012 by hosting a panel-style forum on the intersection of privacy and security on Thursday, January 26th from 9:00-11:45 a.m. ET at the George Washington University Law School. 

The event entitled, "The Intersection of Privacy & Security," will feature U.S. Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill along with several well-known industry privacy leaders and will be broadcast worldwide via Facebook Live – the social media site's official live streaming channel.

Facebook Live viewers can sign up in advance to attend the event at: http://on.fb.me/privacyday2012 and tune in on January 26th at 9:30 a.m. ET at: http://on.fb.me/dctalkslive. The event will conclude at 11:45 a.m. ET.  Anyone interested in attending in-person can register at: http://dpd12.eventbrite.com/

Data Privacy Day is an annual international awareness initiative that commemorates the signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection, which recognizes the individual's right to protection of personal information as a fundamental freedom. 

Effort's across the globe focus on educating people about the importance of protecting the privacy of personal information and promotes individual control over private data. NCSA leads Data Privacy Day with the help of official sponsors Intel and eBay, Inc. and partners and like-minded organizations. The January 26th forum is sponsored by NCSA, Comcast, eBay Inc., Intel, Facebook, AT&T and MasterCard Worldwide.

Julie Brill, commissioner of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will serve as keynote speaker. Two panel discussions moderated by Christopher Wolf, co-chair and founder of Future of Privacy Forum and partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP, will include panelists: David Hoffman, director of security policy and global privacy officer, Intel; Gerard Lewis, vice president, deputy general counsel and chief privacy officer, Comcast Cable; Ari Schwartz 
Senior Internet Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Commerce; Rick Buck, head of privacy GSI, eBay Inc.; Erin Egan, chief privacy officer, policy, Facebook; JoAnn C. Stonier,
global privacy & data protection officer, MasterCard Worldwide;
and Bob Quinn,
senior vice president-federal regulatory & chief privacy officer, AT&T.

"As people across the globe continue to integrate the Internet into their daily lives, it becomes increasingly important that everyone understands privacy in the digital age, how to safeguard their data and own their online presence. We are thrilled so many leaders in the field are participating in the event and extremely thankful that Facebook has donated the live stream to make the event available around the world," said Michael Kaiser, executive director, National Cyber Security Alliance.

"At Facebook, we believe that empowering people with control over their information is fundamental to enabling them to connect and share. That's why we're thrilled at the opportunity to bring this important conversation and celebration of Data Privacy Day to users across the globe," said Erin Egan, chief privacy officer of policy, Facebook.

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 and participation of major international corporations.

More information on Data Privacy Day can be found at http://www.staysafeonline.org/dpd.

Source:  http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/facebook-to-live-stream-official-data-privacy-day-2012-event-on-january-26th-137880008.html

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