International Privacy Day

It may have bypassed you but Wednesday 28th January was international Data Privacy Day, which celebrates and raises awareness of protecting everyone’s personal data. I believe that we should take this issue really seriously, as I know I would be livid if the council inadvertently disclosed personal information belonging to me.

It is also important that staff are aware of how their own personal data can be kept safe. Some of us may be subject to on-line threats, harassment or bullying due to our job role. We should never accept this and, if it happens to you, you should report it to your line manager and the Information Governance Unit.

A guide to Personal On-line Privacy has been produced and I would encourage you to think about what private information you may make public on-line, particularly through social media.  Our intranet privacy pages have been updated, including advice and guidance, and there is still a chance to enter the prize draw!

 

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