Futurex: Data Privacy Day Champions
At Futurex, we continually promote safe, secure measures for data security through our product line of hardware security modules and cryptographic solutions. Today, on National Data Privacy Day, we get to celebrate our passion for data security with the entire world. Led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), Data Privacy Day is held each year on January 28th to commemorate the 1981 Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data and the signing of Treaty 108 by the Council of Europe.
This convention stands out as a pivotal moment in the then, just emerging, conversation surrounding the international flow of data and the importance of data security. Data has no borders. Information created in the United States can easily be transferred to Europe, to Africa, to Asia Pacific, and vice versa with little consequence. Each country has different laws, and with such a fluid movement of information, jurisdiction of national law becomes difficult to navigate. The aim of the Council of Europe is to achieve greater unity between its members based on the respect for the rule of the law, human rights, and fundamental rights to privacy. To this day, it remains the only international legal document with a worldwide focus on data privacy for the individual.
To celebrate, privacy awareness groups and organizations throughout the United States are reaching out to friends, colleagues, lawmakers, and the public in any way possible to promote the day’s message, “respect privacy, safeguard data, and enable trust.” A quick search of the hashtag #PrivacyAware, and social media will link you to articles, lectures, and helpful information to encourage individuals to both understand their digital footprint and to learn ways to protect it. Likewise, NCSA and its hundreds of Data Privacy Champions (including Futurex!) host trainings and events throughout the year to teach safe sharing and the importance of data protection.
At Futurex, trust in protecting data is not just compliance. We understand the global impact our HSMs and general purpose data encryption solutions have on the global community. For this reason we are very proud to be Data Privacy Day Champions, today and every day.