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September 2021 Privacy points: Feels like fall again! Summer vacations have wrapped up, school has started, and serious work is getting underway. That includes in the other Washington where a riveting hearing on privacy (link is external), chaired by our state’s own Senator Maria Cantwell, took place on September 29th in the U.S. Senate . . . (Read more)

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  • Data Privacy Day presentation: The state Office of Privacy and Data Protection (OPDP) recognized Data Privacy Day on Jan. 28, 2021 with a virtual event that included guest speakers from the American Civil Liberties Union and The Future of Privacy Forum who presented on the important topic of privacy and equity.
  • Tips for safely using public Wi-Fi: In response to the Coronavirus outbreak and the closure of businesses and libraries, many of us are spending more time online.  As a result, we may need to use public Wi-Fi to connect to the internet. If you do find yourself needing to use public Wi-Fi, please consider these recommendations from the state Chief Privacy Officer to help protect your data. (Language translations including Deutsch, Español, Français, 日本語, 한국어, 简体中文 and русский язык)
  • Video conferencing best practices: There have been several reports nationally about video conferences being disrupted by individuals transmitting hate speech, profanity and pornographic material. Please see these recommendations to mitigate these security risks. Also, a reminder: Do not click on emails where you don't know the sender, email has inconsistencies with grammar and/or spelling, or contain a web link you're unfamiliar with.

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