How did I miss Data Privacy Day 2011?

I just learned that I somehow missed Data Privacy Day 2011. It was actually January 28. But I don't feel too bad about missing it – the US Senate's resolution supporting it wasn't actually introduced until January 31. (It passed the same day by Unanimous Consent.)

Even worse, it turns out that this is the third annual Data Privacy Day, so I also managed to miss the events in 2010 and 2009.

I'm guessing that this event wasn't actually very helpful. It's probably important to increase people's awareness of the data privacy risks that they face, but I'm not sure that Data Privacy Day is a very effective way to do this.

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