Data Privacy Day event held at IUPUC

February 20, 2018
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The IUPUC, Indiana University-Purdue University Technology Club and the Feminism and Spectrum clubs sponsored a Data Privacy Day (DPD) presentation in the Columbus Learning Center on Thursday, January 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The national DPD annual date is January 28.

The information table was open to the public and offered online safety tips and tricks, handouts, pamphlets, T-shirts, and more.

According to, the United States first recognized the Data Privacy Day in 2008 as an extension of the celebration in Europe. DPD celebrates the signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection.

Brandi Rund, UITS support services team lead, registered IUPUC with DPD which added IUPUC to the list of international data champions. Under registration, IUPUC has made the commitment towards dedication to respecting individual privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling user trust.     

Richard Packer is the desktop/AV systems team lead at IUPUC. He shares, "Becoming educated about data privacy is one of the best things we can do for ourselves in this day and age when attacks are increasingly more sophisticated, and our dependency on technology rises. The Technology Club at IUPUC is leveraging their presence to educate faculty, staff, and students concerning the importance of data privacy and the implications unsafe practices may cause."

To learn more about DPD and its history go to