Protect Yourself: Jan. 28 is Data Privacy Day 

Data Privacy Day a national awareness event designed to spread awareness about online privacy and learn about ways to manage one’s personal information and keep it secure. To recognize this important issue, Governor Inslee has proclaimed Jan. 28 as Data Privacy Day

What is Data Privacy? 

Privacy refers to the concept that an individual has the right to: 

  • Reasonably control the collection, use, and disclosure of their protected information, and 

  • To be free from intrusion into their personal matters and information. 

See Western’s Affording Individual Privacy Rights Policy

Ways to Increase Personal Data Privacy 

The Federal Trade Commission provides information to help individuals protect their own data privacy: 

Western’s Privacy Program 

In partnership with the Information Security Office, designated Privacy Owners, and other key stakeholders, Western has developed Privacy Principles and a Privacy Framework from which to build its Privacy Program.  

Western handles a broad range of personal data to conduct its multiple operations across the University. It is vital that the protection of this data be a collective effort. Therefore, all employees are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Program and to contribute to its development by submitting any suggestions, concerns, or questions regarding Data Privacy.