Data Privacy Day began in 2008 to commemorate the signing of the 1981 international agreement, Convention 108, which was the first to address data privacy and data protection.
We are all handlers of sensitive information, namely our own personally identifiable information (PII), but potentially other individuals’ sensitive information depending on your role at the College. It is our responsibility, not only as good digital citizens but also as accountable professionals, to safeguard the sensitive data.
Do you know what type of information you handle at LC?
- Is it sensitive? Does it contain Personally Identifiable Information (PII)?
- Is it For Internal Use Only (FIUO) or is it Public?
- Does it fall under regulations for destruction (financials, health) or preservation (historical archive of College)?
Do you know what format it is in?
- Is it physically on paper? In a file folder/cabinet or closet?
- Is it electronic? Do you access it from your computer?
Do you know where it is stored?
- Is it stored locally on (inside) the LC network? (LCFiles, Filemaker, AppXtender, Raiser’s Edge, Colleague, Campus Call, Moodle, Webdisk)
- Is it stored on a third-party’s network (outside of LC)? Is it hosted by someone else? (Google Mail, Google Docs, Symplicity Advocate, PeopleAdmin, Facebook, Dropbox)
In an effort to empower users to accomplish this goal, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) promotes Data Privacy Day and offers many valuable resources to strengthen your data privacy knowledge.
Cookies and Behavioral Tracking — Health Privacy — Identity Thefts — Location-Based Technologies — Mobile Phones — Online Services - Banking & Dating — Travel — Wireless
Books — Interactive Sites & Quizzes for Younger Teens — Mobile Privacy — Sexting & Sextortion — Social Networking & Privacy — Videos
Books & Toolkits — Child Identity Theft — Fact Sheets, Articles, Blogs — Interactive Sites for Children — Mobile Privacy — Sexting & Sextortion — Social Networking — Videos