10. March 2023
The beginning of the year holds four holidays on the topic of data protection. For our VAST FORWARD team, this was reason enough to proclaim Data Protection February. Every Thursday in February, we presented Fun Facts & Life Hacks on the topic of data protection on our social media channels.
In our recap, we share some more information about our data protection special from January and February. If you missed our Data Protection Thursdays in February, you can find all the fun facts and lifehacks again in this blogpost.
These are the holidays in January and February:
European Data Protection Day has existed since 2007, with its origin on 28 January 1981. On this day, the European Convention on Data Protection was signed. The convention was the first legally binding and international instrument for the protection of personal data and the cornerstone for the European GDPR, one of the most advanced data protection laws worldwide.
In 2012, Matt Buchanan proclaimed “Change Your Password Day” after being hacked due to insecure passwords. Since then, every year on February 1st, we are encouraged to collectively change our passwords.
Safer Internet Day originated in 2004 as an initiative of the European Union and calls for a safer internet for all – especially for children and young people.
It is said that “Clean Out Your Computer Day” was proclaimed in 2000 by the US Institute of Business Technology. Unfortunately, this information cannot be substantiated. Nevertheless, this holiday is a good occasion not only to delete unnecessary files and check one’s own filing structure, but it is also a reminder to tackle physical dirt with a damp wipe.
01 February 2023 – Change Your Password Day
09 February 2023 – Cookie Banner
16 February 2023 – Virus Protection
23 February 2023 – The Tidy Desk
European Data Protection Day by bpb.de (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung)
European Convention on Data Protection by coe.int (Europarat)
Change Your Password Day by gizmodo.com
Safer Internet Day by saferinternetday.org
Clean Out Your Computer Day by kuriose-feiertage.de
Change Your Password Day – William Burr by businessinsider.de
History of Cookie-Banners by securityweek.com
Cookie-Banners – manipulative design by netzpolitik.org
Google – Website Tracking by tagesspiegel.de
Virus Protection by wisst-ihr-noch.de
Sicherheit – automatische Updates by difü.de (Digitalführerschein)
“Digitalbarometer 2022” by bsi.bund.de (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik)