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Handling Sensitive Information


What is Sensitive Information?

Sensitive Information is data which, if made public, might compromise another person's right to privacy. Examples of this type of information are:

A person's name, address, or telephone number...in conjunction with that person's...

  • Social security or taxpayer ID number
  • Financial account, credit or debit card account number
  • Financial or salary data
  • Driver's license number
  • Date of birth
  • Protected medical or health information
  • Protected student data
  • Access or security codes or passwords that provide access to Sensitive Information

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Handling Sensitive Information

  • Store hard copy Sensitive Information in a locked area.
  • Only use Simmons computers to work with Sensitive Information - at work and at home.
  • Encrypt all Sensitive Information on any portable computers, external devices, and portable media.
  • Use encrypted media to transfer files with Sensitive Information.
  • Never email or FTP Sensitive Information unless encrypted. Instead, use Simmons' secure file transfer.
    Go to Accellion at: https://xfer.simmons.edu

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Disposing of Sensitive Information

  • Dispose of hard copy Sensitive Information in an approved, locked shred bin.
  • Shred CDs containing Sensitive Information.
  • Decommission or transfer of Simmons computers to another user must be managed exclusively by Simmons Technology to ensure that Sensitive Information is completely removed. Contact the Service Desk for information.

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Sending Sensitive Information

Find Out How to Send Sensitive Information

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