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Policy (open access)


University System of Georgia Board of Regents Policy Section 11.1 established that the Board of Regents shall rely on the Chancellor, the presidents of all USG institutions, and their chief information officers to develop, adapt, and administer the information technology methods and procedures for promoting efficiency of operations and the advancement of learning. Hence, University is tasked with the responsibility of controlling access to student, employee and other high risk, restricted and/or confidential records under FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), GLB (Gramm-Leach-Bliley) and other legislation. To that end, the University requires that remote access to high-risk, restricted and/or confidential records be encrypted during travel over public or unsecured networks (e.g. the Internet).

Responsible Party

Vice President of Information Technology