Data Security

1.0 Overview

Data must be treated in a manner that minimizes risks to the security, confidentiality and integrity of customer information that could result in the unauthorized disclosure, misuse, alteration destruction or other compromise of such information.

2.0 Purpose

This policy is designed to lay out the framework that governs the treatment of electronic and printed data.

3.0 Scope

This policy applies to any University official.

4.0  Policy

Data, in both electronic and paper formats, must be treated in an appropriate manner according to its sensitivity.  Every document containing Clarkson owned data shall be grouped into three categories:  Clarkson Confidential, Clarkson Sensitive and Clarkson Uncategorized.  The details regarding identification, safeguards, retention and disposition are outlined in Appendix A in tabular format.

Clarkson University takes copyright infringement very seriously.  It is imperative that all copyrighted materials be handled in a lawful manner.  The guidelines for working with copyrighted materials are outlined in the Copyright and Copyright Infringement Policies.  All requirements set forth in these policies will be followed at all times.

5.0 Enforcement

Failure to follow this policy will result in the offender(s) being subject to disciplinary action up to and including a formal written letter of corrective action.

6.0 Revision History

Draft Policy – v0.1 – 19 April 2005 – jfiske

Draft Policy – v0.2 – 5 May 2005 – jfiske

Draft Policy – v0.3 – 10 February 2006 – jfiske

Approved Policy v1.0 – 4 November 2013 – jfiske