The OpenStand Paradigm embraces standards that support interoperability and are developed through an open participatory process. The process by which these standards are produced and the output–open standards–are essential for systems and data to be interoperable and for digital innovation. As big data and open data intersect, and we realize the benefits and value of open data, data privacy must be part of the conversation.
In honor of promoting good technology stewardship and personal data security, the OpenStand community is celebrating Data Privacy Day today! Data Privacy Day creates and promotes global awareness about privacy and data protection issues. It highlights actions that corporations, governments, nonprofits, educators and individuals can take to protect the privacy of personal information. It also encourages businesses and data services to be good stewards of the information placed in their hands and on their servers. Join us as we take a stand for the data privacy protocols necessary that support digital innovation and global interoperability, and provide data privacy protection.
To stay up to date with the initiative, follow @DataPrivacyDay on Twitter and use the hashtag #DPD15 to support Data Privacy awareness.
As a path to international recognition and acceptance of standards, these principles are important elements to technology innovation, the fostering of local and global economic growth and development in general.