Data Privacy & Protection Day (Data Protection Day internationally)
Date 28 January
Next time 28 January 2018
First time 2007
Data Privacy Day (known in Europe as Data Protection Day) is an international holiday that occurs every 28 January. The purpose of Data Privacy Day is to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. It is currently observed in the United States, Canada, India and 47 European countries.
I quite like the idea of this one, but I fear it is honored more in the neglect of it than in the actual observance or awareness.
@lordbowen Was it the Facebook? Or maybe even dating back to MySpace? There was a setting that would change the site CSS to Piratespeak. Everything was presented like Captain Jack Sparrow after a bit too much rum.
@ruouttaurmind It was back at the turn of the century. One of the head honchos would send out an email first thing about it. After that everyone was on their own. My favorite thing to do was print out a bunch of Rs in different sizes and fonts on colored paper and then place them on the inside of doors, cabinets, etc. Anyone who found one invariably had the same reaction: eye squint, minor head shake, then the mouthing of “R?” Most people got it pretty quick, especially if they spotted me laughing in their general direction. Only a couple had to have it explained to them. Lots of fun that lasted all day. Some truly priceless reactions.