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Raising awareness of the importance of safeguarding consumer data as a 2021 Data Privacy Day Champion

Data Privacy DayThis year’s initiative emphasises cultivating trust among consumers by adopting data privacy frameworks and promoting transparency around data collection practices

DVV Solutions today announced its commitment to Data Privacy Day by registering as a “Data Privacy Day Champion” for the 2021 campaign.

Data Privacy Day is a global effort — taking place annually on January 28th — that generates awareness about the importance of privacy, highlights easy ways to protect personal information and reminds organisations that privacy is good for business. This year, we are encouraging individuals to “Own Your Privacy” by learning more about how to protect the valuable data that is online, and encouraging businesses to “Respect Privacy”, which advocates for holding organisations responsible for keeping individuals’ personal information safe from unauthorised access and ensuring fair, relevant and legitimate data collection and processing.

Sean O’Brien, Director DVV Solutions commented “As a Data Privacy Day Champion, DVV Solutions recognises and supports the principle that all organisations share the responsibility of being conscientious stewards of personal and sensitive information. As a long standing provider of cybersecurity managed services we regularly consult our clients on the responsibilities and best-practices to ensure robust data privacy and protection throughout their supply chain and within their customer base. As such, becoming a Data Privacy Day Champion was a natural step for us, and we are proud to be able to formally support the campaign and initiatives.”

According to a Pew Research Center study, 79% of U.S. adults report being concerned about the way their data is being used by companies. As technology evolves and the pandemic continues to influence how consumers interact with businesses online, data collection practices are becoming increasingly unavoidable, making it imperative that companies act responsibly.

“In recent years, we’ve seen the impact of more global awareness surrounding the abuse of consumer data, thanks to sweeping privacy measures like GDPR and CPRA,” said Kelvin Coleman, Executive Director, NCSA. “And while legislative backing is key to reinforcing accountability for poor data privacy practices, one major goal of Data Privacy Day is to build awareness among businesses about the benefits of an ethical approach to data privacy measures separate from legal boundaries.”


Key Data Privacy Tips for Individuals and Businesses

The National Cyber Security Alliance has offered up the following tips to help guide individuals and businesses to better data privacy practices, such as:

For Individuals:

For Businesses:

For more information about Data Privacy Day 2021 and how to get involved, visit


About DVV Solutions – 2021 Data Privacy Day Champion

Data Protection Day 2021 Champion badge

DVV Solutions was established in 1999, and has become one of the UK’s leading providers in the design, implementation and management of Third Party Risk Management (TPRM) and IT Security services.

We have a proven model for scalable and effective third-party and cyber risk reduction and mitigation. Our suite of consultative and managed services improve your ability to manage increasing complexity of outsourced supplier risks – including cyber, data privacy and protection, geo-location, financial, and operational risk – backed by leading risk intelligence and automation platforms.

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About Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. Data Protection Day commemorates the Jan. 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. NCSA, the nation’s leading nonprofit, public-private partnership promoting cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness, leads the effort in North America each year. For more information, visit


About the National Cyber Security Alliance

NCSA is the Nation’s leading nonprofit, public-private partnership promoting cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness. NCSA works with a broad array of stakeholders in government, industry and civil society. NCSA’s primary partners are the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and NCSA’s Board of Directors, which includes representatives from ADP; AIG; American Express; Bank of America; Cofense; Comcast Corporation; Eli Lilly and Company; ESET North America; Facebook; Intel Corporation; Lenovo; LogMeIn; Marriott International; Mastercard; MediaPro; Microsoft Corporation; Mimecast; KnowBe4; NortonLifeLock; Proofpoint; Raytheon; Trend Micro, Inc.; Uber: U.S. Bank; Visa and Wells Fargo. NCSA’s core efforts include Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October); Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28); STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™, the global online safety awareness and education campaign co-founded by NCSA and the Anti-Phishing Working Group with federal government leadership from the Department of Homeland Security; and CyberSecure My Business™, which offers webinars, web resources and workshops to help businesses be resistant to and resilient from cyberattacks. For more information on NCSA, please visit