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UBC Mathematics: MathNet FAQ [UBC Policy of Security of Personal/Private Information]


UBC Mathematics: MathNet FAQ [UBC Policy of Security of Personal/Private Information]




Question: What are the policies/procedures for handling personal/private information at UBC?
Author: Joseph Tam, The Ha, Thi Dinh Nguyen, Tony Cung Nguyen
Date: Feb. 10, 2016

Preamble: What's this all about?

The British Columbia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (BC FIPPA) [1] requires public bodies, such as UBC, to safeguard personal and private information (PPI) that they process. Some references are provided below on the current University policies and guidelines available online [2-7]. Over and above the legal obligations, methods to securing information also has benefits for PPI data of the device owner.

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Strategies to comply with relevant laws and regulations

There are 3 broad strategies to comply with Provincial and UBC security policies: avoid collecting/storing PPI on personal devices, use secured facilities such as online University systems, or encrypt information stored on personal devices.

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Volume/Disk level encryption solutions

These are some of the solutions you can use if you need to store sensitive or personal/private data on your personal workstation/laptop

Show solutions for:   [Windows]   [MacOSX]   [Linux]
 
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