Data Classification & Handling

Purdue University academic and administrative data are important university resources and assets. Data used by the University often contains detailed information about Purdue University, as well as personal information about Purdue University students, faculty, staff, and other third parties affiliated with the University.  Protecting such information is driven by a variety of considerations including legal, academic, financial, and other business requirements. The Information Security and Privacy Policy (VII.B.8) identifies our roles and responsibilities in protecting information assets.

Identification and classification of university data are essential for ensuring that the appropriate degree of protection is applied to university data. The University's 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.  

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