No Objections/Comments Received (scb, 12/19/06)

 

The Senate Transmittal below was posted on Friday, December 8, 2006. COMMENTS will be accepted in the Office of the Senate Council through close of business on Monday, December 18, 2006.

 

 

New Policy: Information Systems Use Policy

 

 

If you have comments, please CLICK HERE to email a comment on this proposed new policy. (Email will go to Katherine Adams, Associate General Counsel and Sheila Brothers, Office of the Senate Council.)

 

 

Katherine Adams, Associate General Counsel, brought the proposed policy to the Senate Council on Monday, December 4, 2006. Below is an explanation of the proposed new policy.

 

To protect faculty, staff, students, research activities, etc., there is an urgent need for a practical policy that tells everyone "be careful when you have this kind of sensitive information, don't keep it if you don't need it, and protect it while you have it." The policy does not try to specifically state the security measures that are required, but for the most part says to check the IT web pages for current recommendations, since technology changes so quickly.

 

This draft has been circulated to a number of IT personnel, hospital, research, and web people; Legal Counsel wants to ensure input from all sectors and users. After receiving comments from the University Senate and Staff Senate, the President's Cabinet will be asked to adopt it as policy, similar to other computer use policies.