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KINGFISHER, OK-JANUARY 18, 2019-Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc, has announced its commitment to Data Privacy Day ‒ an international effort held annually on Jan. 28 to create awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust – by signing up as a Data Privacy Day 2019 Champion. As a Champion, Pioneer 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 greater campaign that promotes awareness of the importance of privacy, highlights easy ways to protect personal information and reminds organizations that privacy is good for business. Pioneer joins 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.


“At Pioneer, we understand that our members and customers trust us with their sensitive information, and we do everything we can to protect their privacy,” said Chad Kliewer, Pioneer Information Security Officer. “We take pride in the fact that we do not sell our customers’ information. In today’s connected world, our information is everywhere. Pioneer offers free presentations to schools and other civic organizations to raise awareness in the communities we serve and to help us all become better stewards of our own privacy.”


In North America, the Data Privacy Day initiative is officially led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a nonprofit, public-private partnership dedicated to promoting a safer, more secure and more trusted internet. For more information about getting involved in Data Privacy Day and becoming a Champion, visit You can also follow NCSA on Facebook and Twitter for updates and resources and use the official hashtag #PrivacyAware to join the conversation.

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