Data Type Description
According to university policy, data will typically be classified as sensitive if any of the following are true:
- Unauthorized disclosure may have serious adverse effects on the university’s reputation, resources, or services or on individuals
- It is protected under federal or state regulations.
- There are proprietary, ethical, or privacy considerations.
Data Steward: Information Assurance
It is impossible to have an exhaustive list of sensitive data examples. While the most common types of sensitive data classified as Moderate are already included in this guide, there are many other examples of similarlarly classified sensitive data, including:
- Public safety and security information
- Certain types of information about hazardous substances
- Certain types of blueprints and building plans
- Proprietary information such as computer source code developed at the university
- Certain types of information related to university investments and investment planning
- Certain types of information related to university insurance claims
- Information about misconduct proceedings
- Animal research