WEST CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - February 18, 2014) - Sims Recycling Solutions, the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling, announced that it has become a Champion of Data Privacy Day (DPD). As a DPD Champion, Sims Recycling Solutions recognizes and supports the principle that organizations, businesses and the government all share the responsibility to be conscientious stewards of data by respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust.
Data Privacy Day, observed annually on January 28, is an international awareness effort to encourage internet users to consider the privacy implications of their online actions and motivate all companies to make the protection of privacy and data a greater priority.
Sims Recycling Solutions is joining the growing effort among international organizations, corporations, educational institutions, government entities and municipalities across the globe to promote privacy awareness and prevent data violations such as recent high-profile incidents.
"Becoming a Data Privacy Day Champion is not only a reflection of our commitment to privacy, but also a demonstration of our support to encourage security and privacy awareness," stated Steve Skurnac, president of Sims Recycling Solutions. "Everyone's data is stored in some way, shape, or form whether it's through a payment process, printing, web searches, etc. and we need to ensure all electronics are maintained and disposed of securely and responsibly, whether they are online or offline."
Coordinated and led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. The day, January 28, commemorates the 1981 signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection.
For more information about Data Privacy Day, the DPD Champions program, and how to participate in DPD activities, visit http://www.staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/. You can also follow Data Privacy Day on Twitter at @DataPrivacyDay and the hashtag #DPD2014. Data Privacy Day updates and privacy tips are also available on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DataPrivacyNCSA
About Sims Recycling Solutions
Sims Recycling Solutions (us.simsrecycling.com) is the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling, offering customers in every business sector comprehensive recycling services out of our 42 owned and operated sites across the globe.
Sims Recycling Solutions -- owned by Sims Metal Management, a publicly traded company -- has the global reach, expertise and infrastructure necessary to guarantee our customers that their data is secure, their electronic equipment is processed in an environmentally responsible manner, their reputation is protected and their compliance risks are eliminated.
In North America, Sims Recycling Solutions operates 14 sites in Arizona, British Columbia, California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Ontario, Quebec, Tennessee and Texas.
About Data Privacy Day
Led by the National Cyber Security Alliance, Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. The Day commemorates the 1981 signing of Convention 108 -- the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. Intel and Microsoft are Leading Sponsors of Data Privacy Day. ADP, AT&T, ESET & Facebook are Contributing Sponsors and Small Business sponsors include AnchorFree, CyberGhost, PRIVATE WiFi, Reputation.com and SpiderOak.
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