Data Protection Day 2020

The ICO is marking this year’s annual Data Protection Day by highlighting data sharing resources and guidance.

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said:

“Happy Data Protection Day.    

“Today is an opportunity

to reflect on the rights that protect people’s personal data around the world. It is also a day to recognise the role those rights play in encouraging trust and confidence in how organisations handle data, which is particularly important in enabling successful digital innovation.

“To mark this year’s day, we are focusing on data sharing. Organisations that share people’s personal information must do so in line with the law. But it’s a myth that GDPR prevents data sharing.

“I hope the resources and guidance we share today can help to illustrate that.”

The ICO will also launch the latest phase of its grant programme later today.

And we’ll join data protection and privacy authorities from across the globe in marking the occasion, including in our role within the Global Privacy Assembly, which Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham chairs: https://globalprivacyassembly.org/idpd2020

Anyone wanting to watch the campaign unfold can join #DataProtectionDay2020 on Twitter or like the ICO Facebook or LinkedIn pages to receive posts.