Data Privacy Day

Today, January 28, is international Data Privacy Day. Happy Data Privacy Day!

The idea of this “celebration” is to promote discussion and thought about privacy considerations around data – both data about you, and data that you might have gathered as part of your research.

A number of organisations will be promoting safe use of your data online today, such as the office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Educause and the American National Cyber Security Alliance.

Datashare changes

During the September “patch night” (Sept. 9) when all of the campus machines are shut down to receive their security and performance patches, the Datashare storage system will be changed to a virtual computer. This will not change the access for the system, but will make the system more effective.  The datashare service will be unavailable during the period of 10:00 PM September 9 to 2:00 AM September 10.

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