SCP Celebrates Data Privacy Day Today, Releases Video on Importance of Protecting Digital Footprint

WASHINGTON, DC To mark Data Privacy Day 2013, Stop Child Predators (SCP), a non-profit organization that combats the sexual exploitation of children, officially kicked-off today by releasing a public service announcement that reminds parents to control and protect their children's online information.

In the video, SCP President Stacie Rumenap speaks directly into the camera and says, "January 28th is Data Privacy Day, a day to encourage and urge people to protect and control their digital footprint."

She goes on to remind parents that as children spend more time online, it's imperative that parents know what protections are available to keeping their information private and secure. "Last year, the Federal Trade Commission updated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act or COPPA, the law that protects children's privacy. This update highlights the need for parents to take an active role in protecting their child's information," she says in the video.

Data Privacy Day is celebrated across the United States, Canada, parts of Europe and in other countries across the globe. The day constitutes an international collaboration and nationwide effort to educate and raise awareness about data privacy, stewardship of data and protecting the privacy of personal information.

For the past five years, the U.S. Senate has designated January 28th as National Data Privacy Day. Again this year, U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia) is sponsoring a Senate resolution to encourage people nationwide to be aware of data privacy and take all necessary steps to prevent data loss and respect privacy.

The video is available below, and has been released via Facebook, Twitter and through the SCP newsletter. More information about staying safe online and protecting your digital information can be found by visiting StopChildPredators.org.


SCP Celebrates Data Privacy Day Today, Releases Video on
Importance of Protecting Digital Footprint