Protecting Your Privacy is Our Privilege

Dell Technologies celebrates Data Privacy Week every day of the year.

This year, data privacy has an even bigger spotlight as international Data Privacy Day expanded to Data Privacy Week. As someone who lives and breathes privacy daily, I’m thrilled to see what was once a 24-hour observance extended to a week-long recognition. But let’s be honest, data privacy deserves more than just a week — it’s an everyday priority and business imperative.

Dell Technologies believes privacy is a fundamental right and upholding and protecting privacy is foundational to who we are. We strive to earn your trust by being transparent about our privacy practices, making it easier for you to control and manage your data and personal privacy preferences, and meeting the highest privacy standard. After all, it’s a privilege to be entrusted with this data.

Our commitment goes beyond the here and now. In fact, upholding ethics and privacy is part of our 2030 Moonshot goals to fully automate our data control processes, making it easier for you to control your personal data. As part of making that goal a reality, we launched a new Privacy Dashboard, a self-service center within Dell My Account, so you can easily access and delete your personal data and manage marketing preferences. We also introduced the Dell Technologies Privacy Center where you can learn more about our approach to privacy and see our simplified privacy statement. For team members, we expanded privacy resources through the launch of our internal customer Privacy Center of Excellence which serves as a one-stop-shop to help our team members embed strong privacy practices in their daily work.

Speaking of our simplified privacy statement, let’s be clear about the personal data we collect and how we use it. We collect personal information directly from you during your interactions, use and experiences with our websites, products and services. We also obtain information indirectly from our trusted business partners and vendors to support our relationships with you. From enhancing the quality of customer support and tailoring each customer experience to improving our products, services and website, we ensure your personal information is safeguarded and leveraged only for legitimate purposes.

At Dell Technologies, we know that with every name, email address and telephone number we collect, we could impact your fundamental right to privacy. The human impact of personal information collection and use is real and what drives our high privacy standards. I’m proud we celebrate Data Privacy Week every day at Dell where we are, and continue to be, committed to transparently managing and protecting data with integrity and accountability.

In honor of Data Privacy Week, I encourage you to learn more about our approach to privacy in the Dell Technologies Privacy Center. And while you’re there, take a few moments to update your privacy settings in the self-service Privacy Dashboard or email us at privacy@dell.com.

About the Author: Sooji Seo

Sooji Seo joined Dell in 2007 as legal counsel for Dell’s Australia and New Zealand business. During her tenure at Dell, Sooji has held various leadership roles in privacy, regulatory compliance and strategic legal advisory support. Sooji currently serves as Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer, which provides a broad range of leadership involving direct support and execution for the design, development, coordination, implementation and ongoing management of Dell’s global privacy program across Dell's global enterprise. This position leads a global team of privacy attorneys and certified privacy compliance professionals who are responsible to build, implement and manage a best-in-class and standardized global privacy program, in a highly regulated global environment. Prior to joining Dell, Sooji was General Counsel for Hunter Douglas Limited and Chubb Australasia. Sooji has over 20 years of legal advisory, compliance risk management and risk governance, regulatory enforcement and commercial litigation experience. Sooji is also a regular speaker at compliance seminars and conferences in the United States and the Asia Pacific region. Sooji received her Bachelor of Laws (Honors) from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Bachelor of Computing Science and Mathematics from the University of New South Wales. She is a member of the New South Wales (Australian) Bar Association, the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association and the American Association of Corporate Counsel.