All KSU faculty, staff, and students utilizing university technology resources (click
here for list of available resources - scroll to bottom of page) must comply with KSU’s Data Security Policy, an essential component in meeting compliance with federal, state and the University System of Georgia data security regulations.
KSU's Data Security Policy was created to protect sensitive university data such as
personal data of students and employees as well as data related to research projects,
including the personal data of research participants. It is the individual’s responsibility
that data stored using the available resourcers adhere to the policy and legal requirements. You
can click here for information on data management tools training and step-by-step documentation,
resources provided by UITS.
Please review the topics related to data security and storage as outlined below:
Use of Student Data
Research projects proposing the use of information obtained from student records (e.g., KSU
email addresses, GPAs, test scores, grades, credit hours) should follow KSU policies
and FERPA regulations, which govern the disclosure of student record information.
Research Data Security Training
Five-minute video available on OwlTrain outlining state and federal laws on the secure
management of data and best practices to secure control of data during all phases
KSU Data Storage Matrix
The matrix compares the data storage tools - OneDrive, SharePoint, and Shared Network
Drives (I, M) - available at KSU with the types of data that can be safely stored
in each. PLEASE NOTE: Other methods of storage include encrypted flash drives, encrypted
hard drives, or locked file cabinets located in locked offices.
General Data Protection Regulation
The European Union General Data Protection Regulation is a new and more stringent
regulation governing the use of personal data of European Union residents.