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Privacy in the News

April 2017

New password guidelines say everything we thought about passwords is wrong

New guidelines for password management from NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Western librarians publish first-ever online privacy guide by a Canadian university library

A guide on the first steps you can take to protect your online privacy is close to home — right on the Western libraries website.

The work is a collaborative effort between Melissa Seelye and Erin Johnson and is the first online privacy guide published by a Canadian university library for a general audience.

March 2017

Ontario student fined $25,000 for accessing personal health info without permission
Globe & Mail