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What types of data are appropriate for my enterprise Box account?

Box at Indiana University is a flexible storage service and collaboration tool appropriate for use with personal files and institutional data classified as "Public" or "University-internal".

For examples of possible uses cases involving education record data, What kinds of tasks can I accomplish with my enterprise Box account?

You may not use your enterprise Box account to collect, process, or store data covered by laws that protect privacy or require security measures:

  • Box is not appropriate for storing or sharing institutional data classified as "Restricted", such as birthdates, ethnicities, marital statuses, benefit enrollments, and grades.

  • Box is not appropriate for storing or sharing institutional data classified as "Critical", such as Social Security and driver's license numbers, banking and student loan information, passwords and passphrases, PINs and credit card numbers, and electronic protected health information (ePHI) regulated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

Individuals who use enterprise Box accounts for university work are responsible for ensuring that sensitive institutional data are not placed or stored in unapproved or inappropriate locations. If you have sample cases that propose the use of Box for institutional data classified at higher levels, email the IU Committee of Data Stewards for consideration.

The Committee of Data Stewards and the University Information Policy Office (UIPO) define official classification levels and management standards for institutional data in accordance with IU's Management of Institutional Data (DM-01) policy:

For information about working with sensitive institutional data (including research-related ePHI) at IU, see:

Important: Before you begin using your enterprise Box account, be sure to revise your settings according to How do I securely set up my enterprise Box account?

The enterprise Box support content available here is a result of a collaborative effort by the Internet2 early adopter institutions.

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