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General Privacy & Security Information

There are several mandated federal and state laws, as well as university policies, which outline our responsibilities to protect the information we manage in the course of our daily professional activities.

We can ensure the privacy of all information by implementing basic work habits designed to safeguard against the misuse of information. Daily work habits such as:

  • Only share information on a need-to-know basis and not as a matter of gossip or conversation.
  • Secure sensitive information in your work area so that documents are not visible to visitors.
  • Design your work area so computer screens are not visible to others.
  • Adhere to university guidelines for secure password management and utilize appropriate screen savers.
  • Be sensitive to others hearing your work conversations on the telephone or in face-to-face meetings.

By implementing these simple and effective work habits, we are reinforcing our mandated practices and exercising our professional responsibility to protect specific information. Treat all information as if it was your own to protect and secure.