Here Are Some Great Ways to Observe Data Privacy Month 2015

1. At a staff meeting or other Penn venue, share these concise privacy tips with your colleagues:

Share With Care

  • What you post can last a lifetime: Before posting online think about how it might be perceived now and in the future and who might see it. 
  • Own your online presence: Set the privacy and security settings on web services and devices to your comfort level for information sharing. It’s ok to limit how and with whom you share information. 
  • Be aware of what’s being shared: Be aware that when you share a post, picture or video online, you may also be revealing information about others. Be thoughtful when and how you share information about others.
  • Post only about others as you have them post about you: The golden rule applies online as well. 


Personal Information Is Like Money. Value It. Protect It.

  • Think before you act: Be wary of communications that implore you to act immediately, offer something that sounds too good to be true or ask for personal information.
  • Get two steps ahead: Switch on two-step verification or multi-factor authentication wherever offered to prevent unauthorized access.


2. Update your privacy settings.


3. View a free webinar sponsored by Educause in celebration of Data Privacy Month.

In an EDUCAUSE Live! Webinar entitled  “The Power of Privacy and the Passion to Build Something Better,” Michelle Dennedy--vice president and chief privacy officer of McAfee-- leads a discussion on hot topics and trends in data privacy, protection, and security.  To view the webinar go to


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