APCUG is a DPD CHAMPION. As a DPD Champion, APCUG recognizes and supports the principle that organizations, businesses and government all share the responsibility of being conscientious stewards of personal information by respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust.
Data Privacy Day is part of a greater effort, the privacy awareness campaign, which helps consumers understand how they can own their online presence and reminds businesses that privacy is indeed good for business. APCUG joins the growing global effort among organizations, corporations, educational institutions, government entities, municipalities and individuals to raise awareness at home, at work and in their communities.
As an umbrella organization for technology groups in the United States, Canada, and Australia, APCUG encourages its member groups to become Champions, schedule a DPD presentation at their monthly meeting, include information in their newsletters, and send DBD information to their members via e-mail blasts.
Through collaboration and unified, consistent messaging about data privacy, all DPD Champions will work toward the common goal of improving consumer and business consciousness while encouraging and empowering all digital citizens to be more aware of their privacy.
DPD and the privacy aware campaign are spearheaded by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a nonprofit, public-private partnership dedicated to promoting a safer, more secure and more trusted Internet. For more information about how to get involved in DPD and the Champions program visit https://www.staysafeonline.org/dpd. You can also follow the campaign on Twitter at @DataPrivacyDay or Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/DataPrivacyNCSA and use the official hashtag #PrivacyAware to join the conversation.