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Data Privacy Day to be marked with series of events next week

Alexander White, the Privacy Commissioner (Photograph supplied)

The importance of data privacy rights will be marked at a weeklong series of events this month.

Alexander White, the Privacy Commissioner, said the events were organised to coincide with Data Protection Day next Friday.

Mr White said: “We have created an agenda that includes items for professionals and all members of the community.”

There will be an online Zoom event from 3pm to 4pm next Tuesday designed to explore the importance of data privacy for small businesses.

Mr White said: “In addition, we often say that privacy is a booming industry – and to prove it we are hiring. On this day, our office will make a special announcement about a new senior leadership team member.”

The UK chapters of the International Association of Privacy Professionals will hold an event for privacy officers next Wednesday between 12.30pm and 1.30pm to discuss global trends for 2022. Registration is available here.

The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation will organise a lunchtime webinar from 12.30pm to 1.30pm featuring local expert Noel Pearman. Free registration is available here.

A virtual event will focus on data privacy issues for children and teenagers, with a discussion of rules and trends from both sides of the Atlantic.

The event will be held next Thursday from 1pm to 2pm Registration is available here.

Mr White’s office and others around the world will a global conversation on privacy topics between 3pm and 4pm. Anyone interested can follow this link and use hashtag "#DataPrivacyChat" to join in.

Data Privacy Day next Friday will see a free introduction to the basic ideas and principles of data privacy. Register here for the live GoToWebinar workshop from 2pm to 4pm.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner also organises training on the Privacy and Personal Information and Protection Act. Details are available here.

The Bermuda chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals will meet for a virtual happy hour event from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

Mr White will lead a brief discussion of his office’s 2022 priorities, followed by an informal online networking event. For more details and to register, follow this link.

Mr White said: “However you choose to celebrate, Data Privacy Day is an opportunity to reflect on the ways that we use technology in our society and the importance of fundamental rights and dignities.”

For more information, visit https://www.privacy.bm/post/mark-your-calendars-for-data-privacy-day-2022

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Published January 24, 2022 at 7:52 am (Updated January 24, 2022 at 7:52 am)

Data Privacy Day to be marked with series of events next week

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