We have all come to depend on easy access to many items online, including personal information. But this convenience comes at a price. Just about every week or two we hear about a privacy breach at a major company or institution where passwords and personal information have been accessed. (Recent examples include LinkedIn and the University of Nebraska.)
Protecting privacy is everyone's responsibility. Be sure to play your part by following these guidelines:
Keep your password safe and confidential. This means don't share it with anyone, don't save it on your computer, even on login pages, and don't write it down where someone can find it. If someone requests your password in an email, don't send it. Also, it's a good idea to periodically change your password.
Don't store records with personal information on your computer. Faculty and staff members should not store student, faculty, or staff records on their computers that include personal information such as Social Security numbers. If you need advice on this issue, the Privacy Officer can help.
If you have any questions, contact the Help Desk through the TUhelp web site at tuhelp.temple.edu or call 215-204-8000.
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