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January 28th, is international Data Privacy Day. With a theme of Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data, and Enabling Trust, each year hundreds of organizations come together to drive awareness and education on key data protection concepts targeted to help employees, individuals and businesses. Educational tools are made available through the www.StaySafeOnline.org/DPD website to help people and businesses stay safe online.

Data protection is not just a topic for big brands in corporate America, but is an important topic for businesses of all sizes. Consumers make buying decisions based on privacy and security – and in reaction to media events. External threats and fraudsters attempt to exploit small businesses, who may not have access to all the same resources as larger companies.

A primer for understanding the 2016 privacy and security landscape is shown in the Privacy is Good For Business infographic, that outlines some key factors in today’s risk landscape, so be #Privacyaware this Data Privacy Day!

Linnea Solem Chief Privacy Officer, Vice President Risk and Compliance for Deluxe Corporation and a former Chair of the Shared Assessments Program. Linnea is a management professional with 20+ years financial services experience in areas eCommerce, technology, business development, marketing, information practices and risk management. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and led Deluxe’s compliance initiatives for Y2K, GLB, Check 21, and Red Flags Legislation. You can connect with Linnea on LinkedIn.

Reposted with permission from Deluxe Blogs

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