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Why Data Privacy Day is Important for the State of Web Security

As technology continues to evolve, web security threats are on the rise with an estimated 160,000 samples of malware  detected around the world each day. Unfortunately, 70% of these attacks are targeted at small businesses and other particular industries (e.g. retail, healthcare and hospitality).

Fortunately, web security has come a long way in just a few years. Thanks to national events like Data Privacy Day (DpD) which bring together privacy professionals, law enforcement and industry leaders alike, fostered communication helps to ensure the long-term viability of our digital ecosystem.

DpD was first established in 2007 by the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) and several other organizations, and over the years the holiday has attracted organizations including the National Cyber Security Alliance, the FBI and the FTC. In 2014, the 113th U.S. Congress adopted S. Res. 337, expressing support for the designation of January 28th as “National Data Privacy Day”.