FAQ GDPR and working from home

  • Which tools can I use for online lectures and/or video conferencing?

    Please visit this website for information about what tools to use.

  • Can I use a private device to send and receive e-mail relating to the University of Twente?

    Short answer (explanation below): Yes, but the device must be properly secured. It must be properly password protected, it should not be shared with others and your laptop’s hard disk must be encrypted.

    Explanation: Most mail clients store mail, temporarily or not, on your laptop or phone. A password, or pin code, is the first protection if someone steals your device or it gets lost.

    If you do not encrypt your hard drive, criminals can still access your data. They can remove the disk from your laptop and connect it to another system. If that disk is encrypted, the data is still inaccessible.

    All modern phones encrypt internal storage. With a pin code or password, that data is therefore safe.

    If you work with flash drives, we also recommend encrypting them. You lose them more easily than a laptop or phone, and it can also contain sensitive information. LISA recommends Kingston encrypted USB drives or, if you need more storage, the Samsung Portable SSD T3.

    Information about encrypting hard drives can be found on our data protection page.
    More tips on strong passwords can be found in the 10-step plan.