Taking place every year on January 28, Data Privacy Day is an international effort to empower and educate people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint. AvePoint is proud to be a champion of this year’s event. The day couldn’t come at a better time, of course, as it’s hot on the heels of a year when the topic of privacy was more talked about than ever. It was so prominent, in fact, that Dictionary.com named “privacy” the Word of the Year for 2013.
At AvePoint, we take data privacy very seriously, and it plays a large role in how we help more than 13,000 customers worldwide collaborate with confidence. We believe that it is never too soon to ensure your organization is well versed in both the risks and the realities that revolve around data privacy in order to protect against potential breaches and security threats. And certainly, Data Privacy Day is a perfect day to dive into the topic. We’re happy to provide resources that can help you learn about data privacy, test your existing environments for issues, as well as offer products that help you take action and mitigate risk of privacy violations to avoid costly fines and a damaged reputation.
When we’re not working with customers or sharing best practices at data privacy events around the globe, our team of privacy experts write prolifically, sharing advice and best practices obtained from the field. Leading up to Data Privacy Day, we have published articles on several industry publications aimed to help you understand the challenges organizations are facing and provide tips to start your data privacy initiatives off right in 2014:
- “Top 10 Data Privacy Tips for 2014” by Vice President of Risk Management and Compliance Dana Simberkoff
- “Data Privacy Day – Promoting a Trustworthy Computing Environment” by Compliance Solutions Specialist Andrew McDevitt
- “Resolve to Stick with Data Privacy in 2014” by Dana Simberkoff
In 2013, we sat down with International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) President & CEO J. Trevor Hughes for an exclusive video interview. Hughes is a highly regarded and widely recognized expert in the privacy community, and he had a lot to say about the state of data privacy today and why this field will continue to grow rapidly in the future. Watch the video below, and we encourage you to share this resource with colleagues who unaware of our eager to learn more about data privacy issues.
AvePoint Compliance Detector is a free, educational solution that can be utilized to report on privacy violations for any URL. Simply visit the website, type in any valid website URL, and instantly test your site from anywhere. From there, you can report on privacy violations to quickly gain insight into key areas of risk your website might be introducing to your organization. With those reports, you can easily identify compliance and quality errors in your web content page by page. Compliance Detector also tests for accessibility and site quality violations. If you haven’t already, today is a great day to put your website to the test!
So for this year’s Data Privacy Day and throughout the rest of the year, we encourage you to take the opportunity to learn more about the subject, help educate those around you, and determine how you can better your organization’s own privacy initiatives. Keeping an open dialog and taking the right steps to ensure your environments are secure not only benefits your customers and constituents, but helps your organization avoid risk of debilitating fines and a damaged reputation as well.