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January 2013 is Data Privacy Month! Free Webinars and Easy Ways to Increase Awareness

Data Privacy Month is an annual 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. Spend the month helping to ensure your campus community is respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust. This year’s Data Privacy Month Planning Task Force has selected weekly themes for the higher education community to focus on. Several free webinars will also be offered throughout the month of January.

January 2013 Webinars

Easy Ways to Increase Awareness on Your Campus

Here are a few easy ways to increase awareness on your campus.

For additional ideas, check out these resources for students, college administrators, and educators.

Share Your Plans

If you plan on holding a Data Privacy Month or Data Privacy Day event in January, please e-mail your plans and any applicable URL’s.

Data Privacy Month is brought to you by EDUCAUSE Policy.

Data Privacy Day is held every year on January 28. To learn more, visit the Stay Safe Online Data Privacy Day website.


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