The purpose of this policy is to identify how the sensitivity of the university's data will be classified.
Sensitivity: Sensitivity is the degree of adverse effect a compromise of confidentiality, integrity or availability would have on Commonwealth of Virginia interests, the conduct of university programs or the privacy to which individuals are entitled.
University data owners, as defined in the Security Roles and Responsibilities policy, will be responsible for identifying all types of data handled by the university and classifying the sensitivity of the data. In determining the sensitivity of the data the requirements of federal, state and local laws must be considered.
Users will be responsible for the data they handle and adhering to the Data Handling Standards prescribed to consistently protect the data throughout its life cycle and in any form.
The University regards any violation of this policy as a serious offense. Violators of this policy are subject to disciplinary action, in addition to possible cancellation of IT resources and systems access privileges. Users of IT resources and systems at Longwood are subject to all applicable local, state and federal statutes. This policy does not preclude prosecution of criminal and civil cases under relevant local, state, federal and international laws and regulations.
Approved by the Board of Visitors, December 5, 2008.
Revised and approved by the Board of Visitors, September 11, 2009.
Revised and approved by the Board of Visitors, March 25, 2011.