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International Privacy Day: Protecting Your Data

January 28, 2015

Data is the lifeblood of organizations around the world, and plays a significant role in the lives of most of us as individuals as well.

It is collected about each and every one of us any time we visit websites, shop online, engage in social sharing, enable location services or send digital messages and email. If it is stolen or altered in any way, it can spell disaster ─ financial devastation, ruined reputations and more.  That’s why implementing strategies to keep data private and secure is essential to individuals and businesses alike — and the impetus for Data Privacy Month.

Ensure data that needs to be private stays private with our data privacy in the cloud guide.

Data Privacy Month is an annual effort that runs through the end of February to help people protect their privacy and control their digital footprint, and to position data security and privacy as a priority for everyone.

Things kick off Wednesday, January 28 with Data Privacy Day, the international effort centered on respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. The day is dedicated to encouraging consumers to learn to protect their personal information and businesses to be more transparent about how they collect and use data.

Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008, and is led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a nonprofit, public-private partnership dedicated to cybersecurity education and awareness. It is an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe, which commemorates the January 28, 1981 signing of the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection

Keep your data secure in the cloud with these 13 tips.

Peak 10 is doing its part to promote the importance of data privacy in conjunction with the international initiative by hosting Peak 10 ON-Tap Edge events in various locations during Data Privacy Month this February. Peak 10 “Solutioneers” will man Solution Stations at the events, providing expertise on data privacy best practices with a focus on data security in the cloud. Businesses and tech-savvy individuals can also discuss disaster recovery, data storage, networking and other IT Infrastructure needs with the Solutioneers.

Of course, data privacy and security is not just a one-day or even a one-month initiative at Peak 10. It’s a 24/7/365 commitment, and at the core of what Peak 10 provides.  Whether using secure public, private, recovery or hybrid cloud services, managed colocation or any number of managed services, customers count on Peak 10 to ensure the security, integrity and accessibility of their critical data.

In addition to employing industry-leading security measures in all aspects of its operations, Peak 10 stands out from other cloud and data center service providers because of its strong emphasis on regulatory compliance.  By providing the necessary security controls and documented processes to meet a number of regulatory requirements, Peak 10 eases the burden on customers that are subject to these compliance regulations ─ and further strengthens its ability to keep customer data safe.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear what Peak 10 experts and their IT security colleagues have to say about data privacy at the upcoming Peak 10 ON-Tap Edge events during Data Privacy Month. Register now. You can also take advantage of these Peak 10 resources, or contact us now. In the meantime, Happy Data Privacy Day!

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