GLS Becomes a Data Privacy Day Champion

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Each Jan. 28, Hundreds of Organizations and Individuals Collaborate to Generate Awareness About the Importance of Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust

Jan 15, 2020 — Global Learning Systems (GLS) is pleased to announce its commitment to Data Privacy Day  ‒ an international effort held annually on Jan. 28 to create awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust – by signing up as a Data Privacy Day 2020 Champion. As a Champion, GLS recognizes and supports the principle that all organizations share the responsibility of being conscientious stewards of personal information.

Data Privacy Day is part of a greater campaign that promotes awareness of the importance of privacy, highlights easy ways to protect personal information and reminds organizations that privacy is good for business. This year, we are encouraging everyone to “Own Your Privacy” by learning more about how to help protect the valuable data that is online. One simple thing you can do is to update your privacy settings by using a helpful tool created by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).

Global Learning Systems joins the growing global effort among nonprofits, academic institutions, corporations, government entities, municipalities and individuals to raise awareness at home, at work and school and in their communities. Through collaboration and unified, consistent messaging about privacy and protecting personal information, all Data Privacy Day Champions are working toward the common goal of improving individual and business consciousness toward respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust.

GLS recognizes that one of the key objectives of a security awareness program is protecting the private data that organizations are entrusted with,” says GLS CEO, Larry Cates. “With this in mind, we have been rapidly expanding our data privacy curriculum and actively promoting privacy in the community to help our customers and community keep pace with good practices, as well as stay in compliance with the growing body of privacy regulations.

In North America, the Data Privacy Day initiative is officially led by the NCSA, a nonprofit, public-private partnership dedicated to promoting a safer, more secure and more trusted internet. For more information about getting involved in Data Privacy Day and becoming a Champion, visit You can also follow NCSA on Facebook and Twitter for updates and resources and use the official hashtag #PrivacyAware to join the conversation.

About Global Learning Systems

Global Learning Systems provides an extensive cybersecurity awareness training program designed to build awareness and resilience across the organization. From general policy and security awareness to phishing prevention, IT professional, leadership, and data privacy regulation compliance, GLS helps client’s build a security-minded culture to reduce risk and improve the organization’s overall data and information security profile.

GLS has been recognized for five consecutive years in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training, and has received numerous accolades for innovative content from industry leaders such as Cyber Defense Magazine, SC Magazine, Best of Elearning!, InfoSecurity Products Guide and Network Security Products Guide.

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About Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. Data Protection Day commemorates the Jan. 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. NCSA, the nation’s leading nonprofit, public-private partnership promoting cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness, leads the effort in North America. The Data Privacy Day initiative is made possible by generous support from our sponsors and is advised by a distinguished advisory committee of privacy professionals.

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