Data Classification & Handling

University administrative data is an important University resource and asset. The University's administrative data is classified into three categories: Public, Sensitive, or Restricted. Based upon how the data is classified, that data may have certain precautions which need to be taken when handled.

Administrative data is owned by the University and should be shared appropriately to meet the needs of the University and its customers. Data is to be managed by a Data Steward as a University resource and asset.

Protecting such information is driven by a variety of considerations including legal, academic, financial, and other business requirements. Purdue's policy on Data Classification and Governance (VII.B.6) provides a framework for the governance and classification of university data in order to ensure the privacy and security of that data.


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