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University of Wyoming Division of Information Technology

UW Information Technology Confidentiality

The Division of Information Technology is committed to maintaining high standards of security for private/non-public university data which the University is obliged to treat as confidential. In today’s environment of increasing risks to private data, where no network is or can be 100% secure, the Division’s employees are committed to protecting private data from reasonably foreseeable risks through compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, policies and procedures relating to data privacy while pursuing appropriate actions required to provide high-quality, timely, and reliable computing services. IT employees use the electronic systems and computing resources to which they have privileged access in an ethical, professional, and legal manner that is strictly within their authorized job functions.

All IT employees sign a Confidentiality Agreement (www.uwyo.edu/infotech/aboutit/confidentiality/confagree.asp) that recognizes the responsibilities and obligations placed upon them in order to fulfill the Division’s mission to provide high performance computing and networking, technical support for systems and applications, computer support and training, and telecommunications services. These essential technology services are provided by the division to virtually all students, faculty, and staff. In agreeing to abide by the standards of the Division’s Confidentiality Agreement, IT employees demonstrate their individual commitment to advancing the ethical and responsible use of the university’s computing resources.

Laws and Regulations Related to Securing Private Data:

Federal and State guidelines and University policies regarding confidentiality of data include, but are not limited to, the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA); Gramm Leach Bliley Act of 1999 (GLB); and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA). Links are:

FERPA: www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html
GLB: www.ftc.gov/privacy/privacyinitiatives/glbact.html
HIPAA: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/

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