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January is Data Privacy Month

Contributed by Kris Monroe on 01/02/13 

Data Privacy Month is an annual effort to empower people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint, as well as escalate the protection of privacy and data as everyone's priority. Spend the month helping to ensure your campus community is respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust. This year’s Data Privacy Month Planning Task Force has selected weekly themes for the higher education community to focus on. Several free webinars will also be offered throughout the month of January.

Watch for our privacy tips with these themes throughout the month of January :

Weekly Themes and Webinars

Week 1 (Jan. 7–11): Are You Smarter Than Your Phone?

January 9, 2013 at 1:00–2:00 p.m. (ET) with special guest Rebecca Herold, the Privacy Professor. Register Now >      

Week 2 (Jan. 14–18): Scalable Privacy: An NSTIC Pilot Program for the Identity Ecosystem

IAM Online Webinar: Scalable Privacy: An NSTIC Pilot Program for the Identity Ecosystem

January 16, 2013 at 1:00-2:00 p.m. (ET) with Ken Klingenstein, Director, Middleware Initiative, Internet2. Learn More >

Week 3 (Jan. 21–25): Privacy in the Cloud—What’s Going On Up There?   Significant amounts of data, including sensitive information, are kept in the cloud both on behalf of institutions, and at the direction of individual users  

Week 4 (Jan. 28–Feb. 1): It's Not Just Facebook!—What Every College Student Should Know About Online Privacy 

January 30, 2013 at 1:00–2:00 p.m. (ET) with host Merri Beth Lavagnino, Chief Privacy Officer & Compliance Officer, Indiana University, Jane Rosenthal, Director, Privacy Office, University of Kansas, and Kent Wada, Chief Privacy Officer & Director, Strategic IT Policy, UCLA. Information on how to join this event will be posted once announced.  


Visit /its/general/security/computer/ for more information!

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