Jan 28

Celebrate Data Protection Day!

Did you know that today – the 28th of January is a very special day?

At least it is special not only for the Council of Europe, but for the entire global Data Protection community, and above all, for every individual protected by this crucial right. In 2006, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe launched Data Protection Day, to be celebrated each year on 28 January. Data Protection Day is now celebrated worldwide and is called the "Privacy Day" outside Europe.

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On 28 January 2022, the 16th Data Protection Day is celebrated globally. The event’s main goal is to raise awareness on individuals’ rights to data protection, how to execute those rights, and to educate citizens on data protection challenges. The Council of Europe continues to take the leading role by showcasing and supporting initiatives held on this occasion.

Initially, Data Protection Day only focused on informing businesses and their users about the essentiality of data privacy and protection of personal information online, specifically on social media platforms. Besides educational purposes, Data Protection Day also promotes events and activities that empower the development of technological tools that reinforce individual control of personally identifiable information, stimulate privacy laws compliance, and foster discussions between stakeholders with the main subject of enhancing data privacy and protection.

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StageZero Technologies is proud to be one of the only EU-based and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliant AI data providers. We understand the importance of Data Protection both internally at our company, and externally – what it means to our customers, and how to protect their data.

“Our process for collecting and labeling data is developed to be GDPR compliant. This means we have the appropriate documents such as privacy and processing agreements and we do not share identities of people so that data stays anonymized. For example, when collecting speech data for speech recognition we do not share any identifying information about the user.”, explains Thomas Forss, CEO and Co-founder at StageZero.

“From having legal counsel validate regulatory compliance of our strategic solutions for each customer case and creating a data protection impact assessment (DPIA), to maintaining a data security policy for the case - we follow our own process to ensure that we produce privacy compliant data.”, Lesley Kiernan, Business Development Director at StageZero added.

To find out more about how StageZero became specialists in this field, ask us about our biometric anonymization services.

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