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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress]
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[S. Res. 402 Agreed to Senate (ATS)]

  2d Session
S. RES. 402

Expressing support for the designation of January 28, 2010 as National 
                           Data Privacy Day.



                            January 29, 2010

   Mr. Dorgan (for himself, Mr. Specter, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Kerry, Mrs. 
  Feinstein, Mr. Schumer, Mrs. Boxer, Ms. Snowe, Mr. Wicker, and Mr. 
  Pryor) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and 
                               agreed to



Expressing support for the designation of January 28, 2010, as National 
                           Data Privacy Day.

    Whereas the protection of the privacy of personal information has 
            become a global imperative for governments, commerce, civil 
            society, and individuals;
    Whereas advances in modern technology enhance our lives by 
            increasing our abilities to communicate, learn, share, and 
            produce, and every effort should be made to continue both 
            the creation and the innovative use of such technologies;
    Whereas the pervasive use of technologies in our everyday lives and 
            in our work gives rise to the potential compromise of 
            personal data privacy if appropriate care is not taken to 
            protect personal information;
    Whereas many individuals are unaware of data protection and privacy 
            laws generally and of specific steps that they can take to 
            help protect the privacy of personal information;
    Whereas a continuing examination and understanding of the ways in 
            which personal information is collected, used, stored, 
            shared and managed in an increasingly networked world will 
            contribute to the protection of personal privacy;
    Whereas National Data Privacy Day constitutes an international 
            collaboration and a nationwide and statewide effort to 
            raise awareness about data privacy and the protection of 
            personal information;
    Whereas government officials from the United States, Canada, and 
            Europe, privacy professionals, academic communities, legal 
            scholars, representatives of international businesses and 
            nonprofit organizations, and others with an interest in 
            data privacy issues are working together on this date to 
            further the discussion about data privacy and protection;
    Whereas privacy professionals and educators are being encouraged to 
            take the time to discuss data privacy and protection issues 
            with teens and young adults in schools and Universities 
            across the country;
    Whereas the second annual recognition of National Data Privacy Day 
            will encourage more people nationwide to be aware of data 
            privacy concerns and to take steps to protect their 
            personal information; and
    Whereas January 28, 2010, would be an appropriate day to designate 
            as National Data Privacy Day: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the Senate--
            (1) supports the designation of a National Data Privacy 
            (2) encourages State and local governments to observe the 
        day with appropriate activities that promote awareness of data 
            (3) encourages educators and privacy professionals to 
        discuss data privacy and protection issues with teens in high 
        schools across the United States;
            (4) encourages corporations to take steps to protect the 
        privacy and security of the personal information of their 
        clients and consumers, to design privacy into products they 
        create where possible, and to promote trust in technologies; 
            (5) encourages individuals across the Nation to be aware of 
        data privacy concerns and to take steps to protect their 
        personal information.