Here Are Some Great Ways to Observe Data Privacy Month

  1. At a staff meeting or other Penn venue, share these concise privacy tips with your colleagues:

Share With Care

What you post can last a lifetime: Before posting online think about how it might be perceived now and in the future and who might see it.

Own your online presence: Set the privacy and security settings on web services and devices to your comfort level for information sharing. It’s ok to limit how and with whom you share information.
Be aware of what’s being shared: Be aware that when you share a post, picture or video online, you may also be revealing information about others. Be thoughtful when and how you share information about others.
Post only about others as you have them post about you: The golden rule applies online as well.

Personal Information Is Like Money. Value It. Protect It.

Think before you act: Be wary of communications that implore you to act immediately, offer something that sounds too good to be true or ask for personal information.
Get two steps ahead: Switch on two-step verification or multi-factor authentication wherever offered to prevent unauthorized access.

  1. Update your privacy settings. Would you like to review or change the privacy settings for your online devices and services, but don’t know where to find them? Simple directions to update privacy settings for many popular online devices and services can be found at
  2. View a free webinar sponsored by Educause in celebration of Data Privacy Month.

In an EDUCAUSE Live! Webinar entitled “The Power of Privacy and the Passion to Build Something Better,” Michelle Dennedy–vice president and chief privacy officer of McAfee– leads a discussion on hot topics and trends in data privacy, protection, and security. To view the webinar go to

For more background on Data Privacy Day, visit