ICYMI: ESOMAR celebrates International Privacy Day

Discover how ESOMAR has celebrated International Privacy Day and watch the global discussion under the theme “Overcoming privacy issues in the post-Covid era”.
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Date 28 January
Author Claudio Gennaro

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ESOMAR has celebrated International Privacy Day by broadcasting a global discussion under the theme “Overcoming privacy issues in the post-COVID era,” on the role of data protection and privacy, and the emerging challenges and opportunities worldwide.

What is Privacy Day?

On April 26 2006, the Council of Europe decided to establish what was originally known as Data Protection Day, which is observed annually on January 28th, the date on which the Council of Europe's data protection convention known as "Convention 108" was opened for signature. Data Protection Day is now observed all over the world and is known as Privacy Day outside of Europe.

The discussion, hosted by Claudio Gennaro, ESOMAR's Senior Advocacy Programmes Coordinator, hosted a special keynote titled "Data Protection: From Individual Rights and Consumer Protection to Power, Civil Rights and Common Prosperity" by Jules Polonetsky, CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum and a global panel with the participation of international experts from the research, data and insights community who shared their views about incoming challenges and opportunities.

The speakers:

Jules Polonetsky
CEO at Future of Privacy Forum
Amy Yeung
ESOMAR Committee Member, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer at Lotame
Arundati Dandapani
Chief Editor & Intelligence Officer at Canadian Research Insights Council
Carolina Fairbanks
Data Protection Officer, Brazil at Ipsos
Jonathan Karanja
Managing Director at Frontier Consulting Services Ltd
Sandeep Arora
President at Market Research Society India
Claudio Gennaro
ESOMAR Staff, Senior Advocacy Programmes Coordinator at ESOMAR