Data Privacy Month is an annual EDUCAUSE effort to empower people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint, as well as escalate the protection of privacy and data as everyone’s priority. This year’s Data Privacy Month Planning Task Force selected weekly themes for the higher education community to focus on. Several free Webinars will also be offered throughout the month of January.
View the month’s schedule of live Webinars at EDUCAUSE: www.educause.edu/dpm.
Register at the EDUCAUSE Live Web site with either your EDUCAUSE account or your e-mail address by visiting http://www.educause.edu/conferences-events/educause-live-webinars.
Webinar Overview: Do you really want everyone to know you are out alone at midnight by “checking in” at your local donut shop? Do you use your phone for banking, without password protecting the device?
This free hour-long Webinar will outline the steps you need to take to protect your data privacy when using a mobile device.
Identity theft is the largest white collar crime in the history of the United States. Approximately 15 million United States’ residents have their identities used fraudulently each year with financial losses totaling upwards of $50 billion.
On a case-by-case basis, that means approximately 7% of all adults have their identities misused with each instance resulting in approximately $3,500 in losses.
But there are some things that you can do to protect your personally identifiable information. Visit the IT Security website for tips on keeping your identity safe.
In 2010, there were about 8.6 million US households who fell victim to identity fraud resulting in over $13 billion in losses and damages according to research by the US Department of Justice.
Financial institutions are developing and implementing new technologies to improve online and physical security of information and communication. Law enforcement is working closely with businesses, the financial sector, and consumers to identify and investigate the crimes and criminals.
There are also steps you can take to protect your personally identifiable information. Visit the IT Security website for tips on preventing identity theft.