International Data Privacy Day is held every year on Jan. 28 to promote privacy and data protection around the world. This year, UBC will mark this event with an awareness campaign covering privacy issues in sensitive areas, such as research, teaching and advising, development and alumni relations, and Canada’s new anti-spam legislation. Information about this campaign will be posted on UBC’s Access and Privacy Webpage over the coming weeks.
In our increasingly networked world, privacy and information security has never been more important. All staff and faculty members should be familiar with the basic privacy concepts outlined in UBC’s Access and Privacy Guide. Also, University has issued a summary of the most common Privacy Pitfalls facing staff and faculty of the University.
Held all over the world on Jan. 28 every year, Data Privacy Day empowers people to protect their privacy and the privacy of others. On Jan. 28, 2013, please take a few minutes to learn about the privacy issues that affect you and what you can do to protect yourself and the data you manage.
The Office of the University Counsel has launched UBC’s newly revised and redesigned Access and Privacy Website (http://universitycounsel.ubc.ca/access-and-privacy/), which contains all the information that UBC staff and faculty members need to know to ensure that they are complying with the rules around access to information and protection of privacy.
An Access and Privacy Guide for Faculty and Staff
Guidelines on access requests
Fact sheets on commonly encountered privacy issues