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From Richard Purcell, executive director of The Privacy Projects (, organizing sponsor of Data Privacy Day:

“Most consumers see the benefit of living online, but too few are aware of just how much information is being collected, who is collecting it, and how it is being used. We hope to reach adults and young people and advance privacy awareness with the educational materials and resources available at the Data Privacy Day webpage.

The Privacy Projects is a Nordland, Washington-based, non-profit research institute that funds academic research into “evidence-based” privacy aimed at enhancing policies, practices and tools necessary to meet the power of the new technologies. An independent voice, TPP seeks to offer insight to companies, governments and consumer advocates as new information-driven businesses are considered, developed and deployed.

News Release here.

Tom Kelchner