Ohio University

IT Services & Tools by Data Type

  • Attorney-Client Privileged Information - Confidential communications between, to, from, or with a client and an attorney for the purpose of securing legal advice.
  • Student Education Records - Records that contain information directly related to a student and that are maintained by the university or by a person acting for the university.
  • Student Loan Application Information - Personal financial information held by financial institutions and higher education organizations as related to student loan and financial aid applications.
  • Payment Card Industry Information - Information related to credit, debit, or other payment cards.
  • Export Controlled Research - Includes information that is regulated for reasons of national security, foreign, policy, anti-terrorism, or non-proliferation.
  • Identifiable Human Subject Research - A human subject is defined by federal regulations as a "living individual about whom an investigator (whether professional or student) conducting research obtains (1) data through intervention or interaction with the individual, or (2) identifiable private information". Sensitive identifiable human subject research data must adhere to requirements that mandate that researchers protect the privacy of subjects and maintain confidentiality of human subject data.
  • Personally Identifiable Information - Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is any data that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual's identity, either alone or when combined with other personal or identifying information that is linked or linkable to a specific individual.
  • Social Security Numbers - Nine-digit numbers issued to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and temporary (working) residents for taxation, Social Security benefits, and other purposes.
  • Protected Health Information - Protected Health Information (PHI) is defined as individually identifiable health information that relates to: past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of an individual; provision of health care to the individual by a covered entity (i.e. hospital or physician); past, present, or future payment for provision of health care to the individual.
  • Federal Information Security Management Act Data - Under some federal contracts or grants, information the university collects or information systems that the university uses to process or store research data are required to comply with this FISMA legislation.
  • IT Security Information - Information that is generated as a result of automated or manual processes that are intended to safeguard the university's IT resources.
  • Other Sensitive Institutional Data - In determining all other sensitive data types we recommend users search the Data Classification Table (PDF) for more specific information. Generally speaking, information that may be considered sensitive can include; public safety and security information, certain types of information about hazardous substances, certain types of blueprints and building plans, proprietary information, types of information related to university investments, types of information related to university insurance claims, information about misconduct proceedings, and animal research.