Data Privacy Day

As part of Microsoft’s longstanding commitment to privacy, we mark Data Privacy Day every year through a variety of efforts. Held annually on January 28, Data Privacy Day aims to increase awareness of privacy and data protection issues among consumers, organizations, and government officials.

We know our customers want and expect strong privacy protections to be built into our products, devices, and services, and for companies to be responsible stewards of consumers’ data. We’ve been focused on this area for more than 10 years as part of Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft (PDF, 690 KB).

Visit Your Privacy is Our Priority to learn how Microsoft can help protect your privacy online. Research and resources in support of Data Privacy Day can be found below.


Microsoft commissioned research in the United States, Belgium, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, and found that for the most part people feel they have limited control over how their data is used online (53 percent of the time in the US and 43 percent of the time in Europe) and are interested in understanding how their information is being used.

Download a presentation (PDF, 315 KB) of the survey's results or the executive summary (PDF, 209 KB).


Learn more about managing your online privacy.

Infographic: Measuring Trans-Atlantic Privacy Attitudes

Video: What Does Your Online Image Project About You?

Video (1:24) | Infographic (JPG, 300 KB)

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