Removing Sensitive Data

The past few weeks I have included articles in this newsletter on data security in higher education. Much of this information will be discussed during the IAP seminar “Handling Sensitive Data.”

Part of the IAP seminar will review paper shredding and electronic data wiping techniques. At MIT the responsibility of data destruction falls to the departments who store the information. When paper files are no longer needed or computers are repurposed or recycled, it is up to the data stewards to ensure that the information is destroyed beyond recovery.

Don’t let a data leak occur at MIT! Below are just a few examples of schools whose data was not correctly disposed of:

Data protection information at MIT:


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