Today is international data privacy day. I am sure there'll be some interesting content posted through the day around the world to acknowledge the event and I'll try to post links as I'm able.
First, Google's top lawyer, David Drummond, has posted on the Official Google Blog greater detail about Google's approach to government requests for user data (Google’s approach to government requests for user data). In the post, he points to a new part of their groundbreaking Transparency Report that provides even more information on "User Data Requests". It's great that Twitter has followed suit with its own Transparency Report. More companies should do so.
And speaking of Twitter, follow the #DPD13 hashtag to see what others are saying about Data Privacy Day.
Facebook has launched "Ask our CPO", where users can submit questions to be answered by Chief Privacy Officer Erin Egan.
If you are in Halifax, you should also check out Dalhousie University's annual Data Privacy Day. It's being celebrated all afternoon on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 with a great lineup of speakers, including Jill Clayton, the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta. I'll be your emcee for the event.