Today marks Data Privacy Day, an international effort to increase awareness of the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust held annually on January 28.

As part of the effort, the National Cyber Security Alliance will be livestreaming their Data Privacy Day events from 2 to 4:15 pm PST live from LinkedIn in San Francisco. You can check out the agenda and watch the livestream at this link.

It’s also a great time to refresh your knowledge of current regulations, Salesforce best practices, and information relevant to your industry.

Rather than reinvent the wheel, we’ve compiled some resources for you to brush up on your data privacy knowledge. If you have any that should be on our radar, please let us know!

Trailhead seems a logical start (always) and the Impacts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution module will teach you how the Fourth Industrial Revolution affects people, business, and society as a whole. It’s the broad strokes — so a great place to start if you’re at the beginning of your learning journey. It’ll take about 20 minutes to complete and will give you a better context for the broader discussions of data happening today.

From there, the Learn Privacy and Data Protection Law trail will cover both European Union and US privacy law basics. It covers topics like the EU’s recent General Data Protection Regulation (which came into effect on May 28, 2018) and privacy laws pertaining to the healthcare and financial services industries.

The Security Basics module dives a little deeper into data security as it pertains to Salesforce and provides a great overview on Trailhead of how you can protect your Salesforce org and foster a culture of security on your team.

For #AwesomeAdmins looking to increase their data security chops, Salesforce Help offers great documentation walking you through ways to comply with various data protection and privacy regulations. There’s also a Data Security module for more intermediate level Trailblazers curious about how you can control access to data using point-and-click security tools in Salesforce available here as well.

And finally, this recent blog post by Lance Santin for Salesforce on effective data stewardship for admins is meant to give you and your organization a competitive edge. In the post, he discusses how data quality and data governance are reliant on one another and what admins can do to embrace evolving best practices around both.

Truly, there are tons of resources to help make sure your team is practicing good data stewardship. Hopefully these offer a great start as you dive even deeper into the Salesforce Data Security Model and how Salesforce ensures data is protected.

Want to make sure your organization is doing everything it can to protect its data? Get in touch with our Salesforce experts and we’ll make sure your good intentions are met with conscientious execution.

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