January 28 is Data Privacy Day — help keep your data secure

If you are a manager of staff whose work is not computer-based, please print this email and display it in a common work area for them to review.

Today is International Data Privacy Day, an annual day which aims to raise awareness about the collection, use, disclosure, and protection of personal information.

At UBC, we are working hard to empower our faculty and staff to protect their privacy, both online and off.

Here are three easy things you can do:

  1. Request encryption for your computer or mobile devices from your local IT support team.
  2. Take the time to complete the Privacy and Information Security Fundamentals training.
  3. Learn how to recognize and report a suspicious email to the UBC information security team.

For more information, search “UBC Privacy Matters” online and visit our website.

It is important that we all do our part to protect the personal information of our students, faculty, and staff as well as any other confidential information we hold on behalf of UBC.

Thank you for helping to keep UBC’s data secure.

Hubert Lai, Q.C.
University Counsel

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