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What you should know about Utah's newest privacy laws

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State legislators continue to build on previous laws, examining data processing as well as privacy rights and expectations and enacting the nation's first major artificial intelligence (AI) law.

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UIT recommends U web hosting services over third-party providers

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While using an external provider for websites with no sensitive data isn’t against university policy, those services often do not meet the university’s accessibility, branding, and IT security standards, potentially affecting the U’s reputation and safety.

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IT governance roundup

IT Governance

The Teaching and Learning Portfolio (TLP) met on May 21. No other IT governance groups met in May. The Enterprise Web Advisory Council (EWAC) next meets on June 13, the Strategic Information Technology Committee (SITC) reconvenes on July 9, and the Architecture and New Technology Committee will get together again on July 22.

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Employee Feature: Earl Lewis enjoys the low maintenance, do-it-yurtself life

Earl Lewis installs a hanging dome light in his yurt.

The desert around Earl Lewis’ vacation home in northeastern Utah — a yurt in Vernal, his wife’s hometown — teems with life. Nestled among slickrock and sagebrush, the yurt sits on a 375-acre family property near Moonshine Arch, about 30 miles west of the Colorado border.

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Last Updated: 4/11/22