Countdown to Data Privacy Day 2015: 10 Free Resources to Help You Learn More #DPD15

Post Date: 01/26/2015
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This Wednesday, January 28, marks Data Privacy Day (DPD) 2015, and AvePoint is once again an official Champion of this year’s event. An international effort centered on respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust, DPD could not come at a better time. Though “privacy” was’s word of the year for 2013, it was no less prescient throughout 2014, capping off with the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack that dominated headlines throughout the final weeks of the year.

The goals of DPD are to:

  • Raise awareness and educate consumers to better understand how their personal information may be collected and the benefits and risks of sharing personal data
  • Empower consumers to express their expectations for the use, protection, and management of their personal data
  • Inspire consumers through concrete, simple, and actionable tips to more actively manage their online lives
  • Encourage and motivate consumers to consider the privacy implications of their online actions for themselves and others
  • Encourage businesses to be data stewards by being open and honest about how they collect, use, and share personal information and clearly communicating any available privacy and security controls

In addition to informing yourself as a consumer, DPD is a great day to bring data privacy into the conversation at your organization. With significant fines, loss of trust, and potentially irreversible reputational damage at stake, there is no better time than now to ensure you’re safeguarding your most sensitive information. With that in mind, we’ve compiled ten different resources and articles that will help you learn best practices around data privacy and compliance.

Compliance White Papers

The following white papers and reports not only offer best practices to help you build out effective Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) programs at your organization, but also share how our solutions can help you mitigate privacy, information security, and compliance risks across your information gateways:

Data Privacy Articles

Coinciding with the prominence of data privacy-related stories throughout 2014, I worked with a wide variety of publications to share tips, lessons learned, and observations. Below are eight different articles that offer something for everyone – whether you’re a healthcare organization looking to implement the right security technology, a business planning its compliance program for 2015, or a consumer hoping to better understand the importance of privacy policies:

To find out how AvePoint is going beyond encouraging businesses to better steward their data and giving them the tools to put an effective program in place, please visit our Compliance Guardian product page and be sure to sign up for a free personalized demo today.

Check back this Wednesday for more on data privacy, including free tools designed to help both businesses and consumers alike.


Dana Louise Simberkoff is the Chief Risk, Privacy and Information Security Officer at AvePoint. She is responsible for AvePoint’s privacy, data protection, and security programs. She manages a global team of subject matter experts that provide executive level consulting, research, and analytical support on current and upcoming industry trends, technology, standards, best practices, concepts, and solutions for risk management and compliance. Ms. Simberkoff is responsible for maintaining relationships with executive management and multiple constituencies both internal and external to the corporation, providing guidance on product direction, technology enhancements, customer challenges, and market opportunities. Ms. Simberkoff has led speaking sessions at data privacy and security events around the globe. She was featured in Forbes, writes a monthly column for CMSWire, and was highlighted in the CSO Online list of “12 Amazing Women in Security”. She is a current member of the Women Leading Privacy Advisory Board and a past member of the Education Advisory Board for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Ms. Simberkoff holds a BA from Dartmouth College and a JD from Suffolk University Law School. LinkedIn: Twitter:

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