(From left) Donna Wertalik, professor of practice in the Department of Marketing, and France Bélanger, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems, received the Silver award from the Vega Digital Awards for their initiative, Voices of Privacy. Photo courtesy of Voices of Privacy.

Voices of Privacy, the online initiative dedicated to highlighting current issues about information privacy, was recently honored with the Silver Award by the Vega Digital Awards.

The Vega Digital Awards, hosted and organized by the International Awards Associate (IAA), celebrates digital content creators who push boundaries in an ever-evolving digital landscape, pioneering new frontiers of creativity and innovation.

This season’s award competition received over 1,000 submissions from 24 different countries, spanning a diverse array of categories.

“We are over the moon thrilled and honored to be recognized for this incredible award,” said Donna Wertalik, professor of practice in the Department of Marketing and Voices of Privacy co-host.

“It is great to be recognized for trying to help society understand privacy a little better,” added France Bélanger, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems and fellow co-host of Voices of Privacy.

A first-of-its-kind initiative, Voices of Privacy was launched by the Pamplin College of Business duo to provide a platform consisting of videos and other resources dedicated to raising awareness, educating individuals across society at large about online privacy, and empowering them with the tools they need to successfully manage their future online privacy.

Each webisode features Bélanger and Wertalik discussing different information privacy topics, including steps individuals can take to protect their information on different platforms – web, smartphones, and others.

“The caliber of competition witnessed in this year's Vega Digital Awards is genuinely awe-inspiring. The submissions we have received represent the pinnacle of excellence within the digital media industry," remarked Thomas Brandt, the spokesperson for IAA. "We extend our sincere congratulations to the winners for their outstanding accomplishments.”

Voices of Privacy can be found at voicesofprivacy.com and accessed on YouTube and wherever you listen to podcasts, including Spotify and Apple Podcasts. New webisodes are released every Wednesday.