Electronic Storage of Highly Sensitive Data

Additional safeguards and protocols exist to ensure Albright constituent privacy and to protect Highly Sensitive Data from unauthorized exposure.

Like Restricted Data, access to Highly Sensitive Data may only be authorized by Data Stewards.

Further, Highly Sensitive Data must not be stored or kept on any non-network storage device or media. Prohibited storage media includes storage on desktop computers, laptop computers, PDAs, cell phones, USB drives, thumb drives, memory cards, CDs, DVDs, local external hard drives and other USB devices, unless specifically approved encryption methodologies have been utilized.

Further, Highly Sensitive data cannot be distributed, including via e-mail or e-mail attachment, unless via approved encrypted means.

Exceptions to the procedures for the electronic storage of Highly Sensitive Data must be approved by the appropriate division Vice President in consultation with the Chief Technology Officer. Approved exception requests will be documented to ensure the implementation of acceptable data encryption protocols.