Confidential Data

Confidential information is not subject to legal regulation, but it is not freely available to create, store, and transmit. These data must be protected from unauthorized access, disclosure, or public release to prevent adverse outcomes such as identity theft, legal and reputational damage, or compromise to systems and accounts.

Examples of confidential data at WashU include:

  • HR records
  • Legal documents
  • Intellectual property
  • Financial data
  • Deidentified research data