To view specific kinds of data that are permitted to be stored on Box at Penn State, click here: Data Class Table for Box.


 

An advantage to using Box at Penn State is that many more kinds of data can be securely stored than on commercial cloud storage services. Keep your data secure by storing it on Box at Penn State.

To learn more about the various Penn State data types, where it can be stored and how it can be safeguarded, please consult the Data Categorization Project website.

Penn State data is divided into three broad categories:

Public: Public data is intended for distribution to the general public, both internal and external to the University. The release of the data would have no or minimal damage to the institution.  Public data may always be stored on Box at Penn State.

Internal/Controlled: Internal/controlled data is intended for distribution within the University only, generally to defined subsets of the user population. The release of the data has the potential to create moderate damage to the institution. (Such damage may be legal, academic [loss or alteration of intellectual property], financial, or intangible [loss of reputation].) In most cases internal/controlled data may be stored on Box at Penn State.

Restricted: Restricted data is that which the University has legal, regulatory, policy, or contractual obligations to protect. Access to restricted data must be strictly and individually controlled and logged. The release of such data has the potential to create major damage to the institution. (Such damage may be legal, academic [loss or alteration of intellectual property], financial, or intangible [loss of reputation].) Some restricted data may be stored on Box at Penn State.

Always consult your local policy and Penn State policy before storing internal/controlled and restricted data on Box at Penn State.

View specific kinds of data that are permitted to be stored on Box at Penn State: Data Categorization for Box.

The guideline that governs Penn State’s data categorization scheme is called ADG07. It can be read at Penn State’s Data Classification Guideline.

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