Use these criteria to determine which data classification is appropriate for a particular information or infrastructure system. A positive response to the highest category in any row is sufficient to place that system into that classification.
NOTE: If a new system is being implemented that will store or handle Confidential Data, you MUST inform the Office of Information Technology.
|Legal Requirements||Protection of data is required by law (i.e. HIPAA, FERPA, GLBA, etc.)||LSUE has a contractual obligation to protect the data||Protection of data is at the discretion of the owner or custodian|
|Other Institutional Risk||Information which provides access to resources, physical or virtual||Smaller subsets of protected data from a department||General University information|
|Access||Only those individuals designated with approved access, signed non-disclosure agreements, and a need-to-know||LSUE employees and non-employees who have a business need-to-know||LSUE affiliates and general public with a need-to-know|
Student education records
Individuals’ health records and information
Personally identifiable financial information
Campus Security systems and details
Credit card numbers
Certain management information
Social Security Numbers
Government restricted and/or classified Information
LSUE ID numbers
Financial transactions of students and employees
Personnel Records (Although certain records contained within employee personnel files may be “public records” subject to disclosure, personnel files should be maintained as confidential data and disclosure of “public records” shall only be made after a case-by-case determination.)
Information resources with access to confidential data
Information covered by non-disclosure agreements
Materials for performance of official duties
Proprietary information of LSUE or others contained within proposals, contracts, or license agreements
Personal directory information (e.g., contact information)
Academic course descriptions
Information posted on University website
Although certain records contained within employee personnel files may be “public records” subject to disclosure, personnel files should be maintained as confidential data and disclosure of “public records” shall only be made after a case-by-case determination.