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Monday, 28 January is international Data Privacy Day. It’s an issue that concerns us all, so here are some tips to help you safeguard your own privacy and that of others.

  1. Change your password regularly and never share it with third parties.
  2. Always lock your screen when you leave your computer (Ctrl-Alt-Delete)
  3. Cover up your webcam using a webcam slider.
  4. Only use one of the UvA’s central storage services to store and share data and information.
  5. Please pass these tips on to fellow students to help them protect their privacy.

Want to play your part?

You can now get a UvA webcam slider at a discount via the UvA merchandise shop. Go to for more details.