The Statewide Information Security and Privacy Office (SISPO) within Arizona Strategic Enterprise Technology office serves as the strategic planning, facilitation and coordination office for information technology security in the State. The structure of the SISPO implementation will be consistent with the Business Case (pdf) analysis presented to the legislature in March 2007. The powers and duties of the office are described in its enabling statute and further defined by Executive Order 2008-10.       




Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Governor Janice K. Brewer issued a proclamation declaring January 28, 2013 Data Privacy Day.


The Data Privacy Day recognition for the United States and Canada began in January 2008 as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. The Day commemorates the 1981 signing of the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection by multiple countries, including the United States. 1


The State of Arizona has recognized Data Privacy Day by the Governor’s proclamation from 2009 to the present day. On January 28, 2013 Arizona once again joins other states, Canada and 27 European countries to promote fair information practices and prevention of data misuse in a networked world of digital information sharing.


The Arizona Data Privacy Day proclamation says in part:  “….the proliferation of information in hardcopy and electronic formats, compounded by the ease of information access through an interconnected world create a global imperative and call to action for government, industry and society to identify data privacy risks and respond proactively to counteract threats to personal data privacy….”


You can find more information about Data Privacy Day at The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) web site:   The NCSA is the national coordinator for Data Privacy Day. A number of education resources are offered by the site.



1 For additional information about the 1981 treaty, see the following resources:



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