28 januari 2016: alweer de 10e editie van de Internationale Dag van de Privacy!

On 26 April 2006, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe decided to launch a Data Protection Day, to be celebrated each year on 28 January.

Why the 28 January? This date corresponds to the anniversary of the opening for signature of the Council of Europe's Convention 108 for the Protection of individuals with regard to automatic processing of personal data which has been for over 30 years a cornerstone of data protection, in Europe and beyond.

Data Protection Day is now celebrated globally and is called the "Privacy Day" outside Europe.


This year we are celebrating the 10th edition of Data Protection Day. Like every year, a compilation of the awareness-raising activities organised on this occasion by data protection supervisory authorities and public or private sector stakeholders will be available on our website, enabling you to be informed on the events taking place in each country.