KU creates online resources in recognition of 2012 Data Privacy Day

LAWRENCE — The global initiative Data Privacy Day is Saturday, Jan. 28, and the KU Privacy Office is encouraging faculty, staff and students to use the day as an opportunity to think about how privacy affects their daily lives.

“Data Privacy Day is the focal point of several weeks worth of activities intended to raise awareness of privacy concerns, but also to have a conversation about how you can control your information and still benefit from advanced technologies,” said Jane Rosenthal, director of the KU Privacy Office. “It is a great opportunity to remind the KU community about the services we offer in the KU Privacy Office and to have a dialogue about best privacy practices.”

The Privacy Office has created an online resource with information on global Data Privacy Day and links to additional information on protecting your privacy and security online. As part of Data Privacy Day, the book “lol…OMG!” by Matt Ivester is available as a free download from Friday, Jan. 27, until Monday, Jan. 30.

In addition, all KU faculty, staff, and students will have access to a webinar presented by Ivester at noon Monday, Jan. 30. A small brown bag lunch is being hosted by the Privacy Office, e-mail Andy Foat  for more information.

The KU Privacy Office strives to provide information to the KU community to empower them to avoid disclosures of a sensitive or private nature by providing information that enables individuals to be proactive in protecting their information and resources. If you have any questions regarding the privacy program at KU, or the links on this page, please contact us.