Equator Announces Commitment to Respecting Data by Becoming a 2023 Data Privacy Week Champion

This year’s initiative emphasises educating businesses and individuals on data collection best practices that respect data privacy and promoting transparency

Equator today announced its commitment to Data Privacy Week 2023 by registering as a Champion.


As a Champion, Equator recognises and supports the principle that all organisations share the responsibility of being conscientious stewards of personal information.



Media Contacts:

Grant Dickson, Head of Compliance



About Data Privacy Week


Data Privacy Week is an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe, taking place from the 22nd to the 28th of January 2023. Data Protection Day commemorates the 28th of January 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection.


For more information, visit https://staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-week/.


The goal of Data Privacy Week is to spread awareness about online privacy among individuals and organisations. The goal is twofold: to help citizens understand that they have the power to manage their data and to help organisations understand why it’s important that they respect personal data

“Data privacy has become something that’s not just for lawyers. At Equator we believe in a culture of privacy, because it's not just a legal responsibility. Our Legal and Compliance functions help interpret the laws, but it's really the responsibility of everybody at Equator to help implement them. As a data-focused company we understand data privacy is an important thing for every employee to understand and get a sense of. So my aim for 2023 is to build on this understanding and make sure everyone feels that culture of privacy in their day-to-day”.

Grant Dickson – Head of Compliance

The National Cybersecurity Alliance has focussed on the following themes to help guide individuals and businesses to better data privacy practices:


The Story of You


All users online activity generates a trail of data. Websites, apps, and services collect data on behaviours, interests, and purchases. Sometimes, this includes personal data, like a National Insurance Number and driver's license details. It can even include data about your physical self, like health data – think about how a smartwatch counts and records steps – and much, much more!


While it's true that users cannot control how each byte of data about them, or their family, is shared and processed, however individuals not helpless! In many cases, users can control how they share data with a few simple steps. Remember, personal data is precious, and everybody has the right to be selective about who they share it with!


Respecting Privacy

Respecting the privacy of our customers, employees, and all other stakeholders is critical for inspiring trust and enhancing our reputation. According to the Pew Research Centre, 79% of adults report being concerned about the way their data is being used by companies.


Being transparent about how we collect, use, and share personal information is part of our Privacy by Design principles. But usually it’s as simple as thinking about how the consumer may expect their data to be used, and staying within these parameters. Design settings to protect their information by default is where we add extra privacy protection.


We communicate clearly to the public what privacy means to your organisation, as well as the steps we take to achieve and maintain privacy. 

About the National Cybersecurity Alliance


The National Cybersecurity Alliance is a non-profit organisation on a mission to create a more secure, interconnected world. They advocate for the safe use of all technology and educate everyone on how best to protect ourselves, our families, and our organisations from cybercrime. They create strong partnerships between governments and corporations to amplify their message and to foster a greater “digital” good.

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