Privacy Matters @ UBC
Privacy Matters @ UBC
Privacy and Information Security TrainingNEW: Privacy and Information Security – Fundamentals training is now a mandatory requirement for faculty, staff, researchers, student employees and contractors who use UBC Electronic Information and Systems. Visit our Training page for more information, or click the "Take the Training Now" button below to get started.
Why does privacy matter?
Privacy and information security is one of UBC’s top priorities
Information sharing is so common today that it is understandable for people to become complacent about privacy and information security. Yet, everyone has the right to expect their personal information to remain safe and secure.
At UBC, we are responsible for substantial amounts of personal information about students, faculty, staff, alumni, and donors. Protecting this information is everyone's responsibility.
By taking the first simple steps to stay secure, you can make a big impact on privacy and information security, both at home and at UBC.
Did You Know That...
spam messages are blocked
on average every month by UBC email servers1
users forgot their CWL password
in 2017 at UBC (Vancouver and Okanagan)2
CWL accounts were compromised
in 2017 at UBC (Vancouver and Okanagan)1
laptops/tablets were reported stolen
in 2017 at the UBC Vancouver and Okanagan campuses3
1Learn how to keep UBC’s information safe
You are already taking the first step in protecting your information and the information of others at UBC by visiting this website.
Keeping information safe does not have to be hard. Simple actions can make a big difference. Here are three steps you can take to get started:
Three Ways to Stay Secure
Encrypt your computer or mobile devices if you haven't already done so
Take time to complete the Privacy and Information Security Fundamentals Training
Learn how to report an incident or suspicious email to the security team
2Practice the UBC Privacy Matters Mantra
To keep personal information secure, always remember the following rules:
- Only collect and download the minimum amount of data that you need to do your job.
- Ensure data is secure and stored in Canada.
- Only share information on a need-to-know basis and only keep it as long as necessary.