January 14, 2020
For Immediate Release

Sunrise Credit Union Becomes Data Privacy Day Champion

Brandon, Manitoba
 – Sunrise Credit Union has announced its commitment to Data Privacy Day by signing up as a 2020 Champion. Data Privacy Day is an international effort held annually on January 28 to create awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. As a Champion, Sunrise Credit Union recognizes and supports the principle that all organizations share the responsibility of being conscientious stewards of personal information.

Data Privacy Day is part of a more extensive campaign that promotes awareness of the importance of privacy. It highlights easy ways to protect personal information and reminds organizations that privacy is good for business. This year, we are encouraging everyone to “Own Your Privacy” by learning more about how to help protect the valuable data that is online. One simple thing you can do is to update your privacy settings by using a helpful tool created by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).

Sunrise Credit Union is committed to protecting our members’ privacy and safeguarding their personal and financial information. While the internet has revolutionized the way we do business, we recognize that it brings legitimate concerns about privacy and security. To create a secure channel between your browser and our server, we use a 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption, the highest level available. We restrict access to the MemberDirect® site by requiring that you enter your Member ID and PAC to login. These steps ensure an individual member is the only person accessing their personal information. We regularly update our policies and procedures to provide the best possible ways to safeguard the privacy and personal data of our members.

By becoming a Data Privacy Day Champion, Sunrise Credit Union is joining the growing global effort among nonprofits, academic institutions, corporations, government entities, municipalities and individuals to raise awareness at home, at work and school and in their communities. Through collaboration and unified, consistent messaging about privacy and protecting personal information, all Data Privacy Day Champions are working toward the common goal of improving individual and business consciousness toward respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust.

About Data Privacy Day
Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. Data Protection Day commemorates the Jan. 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. NCSA, the nation's leading nonprofit, public-private partnership promoting cyber security and privacy education and awareness, leads the effort in North America. The Data Privacy Day initiative is made possible by generous support from our sponsors. It is advised by a distinguished advisory committee of privacy professionals. For more information, visit