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2017 Privacy In Action Speaker Series: "Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data, Enabling Trust."

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National Data Privacy Day, which is held annually on January 28th, began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of Data Protection Day celebrated in the European Union. The celebration commemorates the 1981 signing of Convention 108 – the first legally binding, international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection.

To mark the occasion, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Privacy Service will launch its first Privacy In Action Speaker Series of 2017: “Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data, Enabling Trust.”

The Privacy In Action Speaker Series will take place at 810 Vermont Avenue, Washington, DC 20420 in the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Veterans Auditorium, Room 230. The event will commence at 1:00 p.m. and conclude at 2:30 p.m. EST and is open to all Federal employees and VA contractors.

The celebration will feature privacy subject matter experts, who will examine the National Data Privacy Day theme, “Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data, Enabling Trust.” A question and answer (Q&A) session will immediately follow the panel discussion.

Attendees are eligible to receive 1.5 Continuing Privacy Education (CPE) credits from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). The Privacy In Action Speaker Series will be recorded. Closed captioning and an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will be available.

Space is limited, so register by 12noon, on Monday, January 23, 2017 by clicking here

We hope you will join this dynamic conversation. If you have additional questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact VA Privacy Service at 202-273-5070 or by email at .

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