By Beth Bacon, Director of Policy and Privacy, Public Interest Registry
With the evolution of technology and its insertion into so many aspects of our everyday lives, our personal data has become simultaneously more available and, thus, a prized resource. Because of the technology-based nature of everything – from services to entertainment to research – it has become vital for us to understand, protect, and manage our personal data more actively. Part of our mission at Public Interest Registry (PIR) is to create a stable and secure online space where registrants can do good. As part of that commitment, PIR provides our customers with the information and tools necessary to help them protect their personal information and the information of others.
In this year of significant global change in the realm of privacy and data protection, PIR is happy to join several organizations as a Privacy Champion. Privacy Day is led by the National Cyber Security Alliance which powers StaySafeOnline.org, a source for privacy education and awareness information. Privacy Day is an opportunity to call attention to the importance of data protection and privacy, as well as highlighting informational resources available for individuals and businesses to build confidence in their online engagements.