User Data Privacy Improved: New Data Centers in Australia and Canada

Going into the future, data privacy will be a major concern for many of the K-12 and higher education institutions. We’ve touched on the issue in this post, and the 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report has revealed the data collected from 86 countries. As it turned out, education remains almost as vulnerable as healthcare, with 99 of 382 registered incidents that resulted in the data disclosure.

The most popular attacks included web app errors, phishing emails, data privacy infringement, and ransomware.

While staying safe demands a huge effort from academic institutions, one cannot be 100 percent protected.

However, colleges and universities can minimize risks in several ways, including ensuring that each vendor:

adheres to the local data regulations and data protection policies, implements server-side data encryption, provides secure data storage, and deletes all user data and files upon request, agreement expiry, etc.

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