Applies to UW-Madison employees, contractors and associates who are disposing of or reusing media or devices that contain UW-Madison restricted or sensitive Data.
UW-Madison employees, contractors, and associates must assure that media or devices in their possession that contain restricted or sensitive data are adequately erased, obscured, destroyed or otherwise rendered unusable before disposal, or adequately erased before reuse for another purpose. This includes electronic media and devices of all types, as well as paper and other non-electronic media.
Unauthorized access to restricted or sensitive data can have significant detrimental effects on individuals or the institution. There are laws, regulations and contracts that require the university to protect certain types of information from unauthorized access.
When media or devices are disposed of or reused for a different purpose, unobscured restricted or sensitive data that is present is vulnerable to access by unauthorized persons.
Issued by the UW-Madison Vice Provost for Information Technology.
Please address questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.