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Privacy Ref to Serve as Data Privacy Day Champion on January 28

DPD activities to include complimentary 30-minute privacy consultations for businesses, webinars titled "Privacy Basics for Executives" and "Kickstarting a Data Privacy Program"

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Privacy Ref ( today announced that it has signed on to become a Data Privacy Day (DPD) Champion to promote messages about the importance of data protection and controlling one's digital footprint. Coordinated and led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), Data Privacy Day is held each year on January 28th and is an international awareness effort to empower people to better protect their privacy.

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As a Data Privacy Day Champion, Privacy Ref will provide educational information to support the Data Privacy Day theme, "Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust," promoting data privacy for businesses through a number of different outlets, including a webinar, social media, blogs, and more.

A highlight of Privacy Ref's Data Privacy Day Champion activities is the free webinars the firm will provide on "Privacy Basics for Executives" and "Kickstarting a Data Privacy Program." The webinars will take place from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST on February 4, 2014 and February 6, 2014 respectively. Those with strong interest are urged to register early as limited seats are available. For more information, or to register for the Webinar, please visit  

The webinars will be conducted by Privacy Ref founder and chief privacy strategist Bob Siegel. Bob has extensive professional experience in the development of privacy policies and procedures, the definition of performance metrics to evaluate privacy maturity, and the evaluation of compliance to industry requirements and best practices. Bob is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, with concentrations in US Law (CIPP/US), Canadian Law (CIPP/C), and Information Technology Practices (CIPP/IT) as well as a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). He is a member of the IAPP faculty and has served on the Certification Advisory Board for its Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) program. Most recently, Bob served as senior manager of Worldwide Privacy and Compliance for Staples, Inc., a Fortune 150 retailer, where his responsibilities included development, awareness, and compliance of global privacy-related policies and procedures for more than 60 business units in 26 countries.

In conjunction with Data Privacy Day, Privacy Ref is also offering businesses a complimentary 30-minute consultation on how they can best protect their business and customer information. To arrange for this consultation, please fill out the request form at or send a request with the name of your company and contact information to info(at)privacyref(dot)com by January 24, 2014. A limited number of consultations are available.

Visiting on-site or working remotely, Privacy Ref provides services throughout the US. Privacy Ref can be reached at 888-470-1528, emailed at info(at)privacyref(dot)com or contacted via its website at

About Privacy Ref
Privacy Ref is a provider of consulting services aimed at helping businesses develop and implement privacy policies, procedures, and technology for handling customer and employee data through the use of best practices. The company applies lessons learned managing international privacy and security requirements for large enterprises.  Privacy Ref provides services ranging from assessing an existing program, reviewing or creating privacy policies and processes, assisting with awareness training, to building a privacy program from the ground up. Privacy Ref can also affordably provide a Privacy Office for small and mid-sized businesses.

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