January 28th, 2009 is the second annual Data Privacy Day. Intel has a great information page about this day and includes this explanation:

Designed to raise awareness and generate discussion about data privacy practices and rights, Data Privacy Day activities in the United States have included privacy professionals, corporations, government officials, and representatives, academics, and students across the country.

One of the primary goals of Data Privacy Day is to promote privacy awareness and education among teens across the United States. Data Privacy Day also serves the important purpose of furthering international collaboration and cooperation around privacy issues.

At the Intel Data Privacy Day page you will find educational resources that you may find useful in class. Items include:

BTW Microsoft will be hosting a big public event on Data Privacy Day in San Francisco, California titled "My Privacy: Safely Navigating Life Online." Why not use Data Privacy Day to draw attention to taking care of privacy at your school on the 28th? It’s just a week away.