Griffiss Institute signs on as supporter for Data Privacy Day observance

Published Jan 7, 2017 at 4:00pm

The Griffiss Institute has signed on as a “champion” supporter for the international Data Privacy Day observance on Jan. 28, the institute announced.

The annual observance is geared to create awareness about the importance of protecting personal information.

The institute supports the principle that “organizations, businesses and government all share the responsibility of being conscientious stewards of personal information.”

It said that “through collaboration and unified, consistent messaging about data privacy, all Data Privacy Day champions are working toward the common goal of improving individual and business consciousness toward respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust.”

Griffiss Institute President Bill Wolf emphasized the importance of the effort, citing recent breaches of such data as personal log-in credentials, health records and credit card information.

The Data Privacy Day initiative in North America is led by the National Cyber Security Alliance, a nonprofit public/private partnership.

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The Griffiss Institute facilitates cooperation of private industry, academia and government in developing solutions to cyber security problems. It also builds upon technologies under development at the nearby Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate.