Take control of your information. Don’t let it come back to haunt you: Data Privacy Day raises awareness about the impact technology is having on privacy and promotes the importance of valuing and protecting personal information.
Manitoba Ombudsman is delivering this message in partnership with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada in support of Data Privacy Day, which is marked annually by organizations around the world on January 28.
In Canada, this year’s Data Privacy Day theme is: “Take control of your information. Don’t let it come back to haunt you.”
Some of the steps people can take to control their personal information include:
Taking control of personal information is useful advice for individuals, but also for organizations and businesses and that collect personal information. Protecting personal information has much greater value to organizations than simply complying with privacy laws – it helps to develop consumer trust. To assist Manitoba public bodies and trustees in meeting their privacy obligations under FIPPA and PHIA, our office has produced practice notes on various privacy issues.
To help Manitobans understand their privacy rights, Manitoba Ombudsman has developed the following resources:
To mark Data Privacy Day 2013, Manitoba Ombudsman has available:
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