May 6, 2020

Strengthen your password security for World Password Day on May 7

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Get tips in this video for smart computing, including strengthening your password by using a combination of letters, numbers and special characters for strong passwords and avoiding using the same password for multiple websites, accounts and applications.

April 22, 2020

“Remember me” makes two-factor authentication more convenient

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Check the “remember me” option when you use Duo two-factor authentication on trusted devices, and you won’t have to confirm it’s you each time you sign in. The option shouldn’t be used on public or shared computers nor those you don’t sign into and cannot lock down.

June 14, 2019

Attend training sessions to learn about new privacy requirements with third parties

If you work or contract with third parties who process personal data, attend a training session on June 19 or July 11 in Gerberding, room 26 to learn more about requirements for a new privacy agreement. Training sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Personal Data Processing Agreement supports UW’s values related to privacy and…

June 13, 2019

Bring your privacy ideas and questions to new drop-in office hours

Learn more about the new drop-in 20-minute one-on-one sessions with UW Privacy Office staff on June 26, July 10, July 24 and August 7. If your privacy questions relate to specific materials, please bring them with you. Also, please note, drop-in hours should not be used for third-party contract review. For contract support, please use the…

June 7, 2019

Learn about new data breach notification requirements on June 19

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Find out what to do if your department experiences a breach of personal data and learn recent changes to the law, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Gerberding Hall, Room 142. Washington isn’t the only state making changes to its data breach notification law. Space at the event is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

June 6, 2019

New requirements for privacy agreement with third-parties

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Learn about the new Personal Data Processing Agreement (PDPA)  required when working with vendors providing goods or services to the UW that involve processing of personal data. The agreement helps uphold the UW’s values related to privacy and addresses laws and regulations governing the protection of personal data. It also establishes parameters for data processing…