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Author: Beth Varcho
Join us for a panel discussion on Jan. 28
How private is your electronic data? Privacy is in the headlines – from data misuse claims levied at Facebook, Netflix and Spotify to the release of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in mid-2018. Data Privacy Day, recognized annually on Jan. 28, is a great opportunity to discuss the natural and ongoing tension between personal privacy and the forces that threaten it.
Starting December 12, Ohio State employees can request an Ohio State Amazon Web Services (AWS) account for university business. Ohio State AWS is a viable option for secure, scalable cost-effective computing, storage and database services that can be used for things like research projects, web application hosting, archival file storage and administrative Business Intelligence/analytics.
Ohio State made huge strides in the development of an Ohio State Privacy Program in 2018. First, the team worked diligently to tackle a new European privacy regulation by training dozens of Ohio State staff members, launching a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) working group, and creating and piloting a new GDPR Inventory Tool.
GDPR is a new data protection privacy standard for individuals within the European Union (EU) that went into effect on May 25, 2018. It also applies to the transfer of personal data to organizations outside the EU, including Ohio State.
The Ohio State University's cable TV customers now have access to commercial-free holiday music on channel 12.1 on both Philo Edu (IPTV) and basic digital cable. One or both of these cable services are standard in most university housing areas. Enjoy this programming at at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and administrative offices on channel 24.
Now that Microsoft has corrected email list functionality, we are turning our attention to relicensing and rebuilding all faculty, staff, students, and alumni email accounts in Office 365.
Why Relicense and Rebuild?
We must rebuild our accounts to accommodate changes Microsoft is making that will allow us to manage licenses with automated processes. You may see this change referred to online as a change in Microsoft’s SKUs (stock keeping unit), as SKUs enable a Microsoft to track their products, which in this case are individual email accounts.
The Information Security Executive® (ISE®) awards program recently recognized Chief Information Security Officer Helen Patton as ISE® North American Executive of the Year in the Academic/Public division. She was honored during the ISE® North America Leadership Summit and Awards held in Chicago on November 8-9.
In response to requests from many across our community, we recently made system updates that allow you to maintain and display a preferred last name in several university systems (Carmen, Email, my.osu.edu). These systems can now synchronize and share your preferred last name your preferred last name beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Over the past several months, OCIO has collaborated with key university stakeholders and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to establish a university-configured AWS service for employees, called Ohio State AWS.The new service enables Ohio State employees to leverage AWS’s impressive portfolio of scalable, on-demand computing, database, storage and application services, but also provides all the benefits of an enterprise service.