Everyone has an interest in protecting their own data. That does not only apply to your personal details, but also to the information you work with. If, for example, you are conducting a study, you obviously do not want that data to become public before you yourself have published them. You must also protect the details of other persons you record for your research. Therefore you should take the following measures to protect data yourself.
The following measures are obvious and easy to take:
- never leave your laptop, telephone or other device unattended;
- lock the room with your data when you leave, even if it is just for a moment;
- make sure no papers are left in public spaces, such as on a printer;
- use a closed paper container to dispose of confidential papers.
Encryption is a technical tool to protect data. We advise using encryption when recording research data. But it can also be used for other data.
You can encrypt your website or information in various ways. The most commonly used forms of encryption are certificates. This ensures that the information flow between website and browser can not be seen. Any employee or student with a website located on our network or under utwente.nl can apply for a certificate. Click on the links below.