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Protect University Data

At Ohio University, the term "sensitive data" refers to the classification of data at a medium or high level that must be protected against unauthorized disclosure. As outlined in University Policy 93.001 Data Classification(opens in a new window), data owners must be aware of their data's sensitivity level and how to protect it.

Keeping sensitive data safe from inappropriate access and disclosure is of the utmost importance. Ohio University has policies, procedures, and standards in place to protect sensitive data. It is the responsibility of everyone handling sensitive data at Ohio University to be familiar with these policies, procedures, and standards. In addition, it's important to know what steps are needed to protect this data.

Making informed decisions about where to safely store and share University data is important. The resources below are intended to guide the University community to the best storage solution depending on the type of data being stored.