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How to interpret the Regulated Data Chart

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FERPA
Educational
Records

GLBA
Student Loans

Employee Pay
& Benefits

HIPAA
Health Records

Personal Identifiers* Massachusetts 201 CMR 17

BC Email

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BC Gmail for Students

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3rd Party Email (e.g. Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)

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MyFiles@bc

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Departmental File Shares**

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BC ITS Managed Servers

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BC provided laptop, desktop or smartphone

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Personally owned laptop, desktop or smartphone

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Connected Backup (formerly Iron Mountain)

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Unencrypted flash / thumb drive

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Encrypted flash / thumb drive

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Collaboration Tools

BC Confluence / Wiki

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Cloud Storage Services (e.g. Evernote, Dropbox,
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Survey sites***

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Learning Management

WebCT/Blackboard

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BC Google Apps

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Other Administrative Tools

HP IT Service Center (ticket management)

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Wireless Networks

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* Personal Identifiers - As defined by Massachusetts 201 CMR 17, protected personal identifiers include (a) Social Security Number, (b) driver's license number or state-issued identification card number, or (c) financial account number, or credit or debit card number.

** Departmental File Shares - Hard drive space made available on a remote server typically provided by BC departments or Schools.

*** Survey sites - Online sites for conducting surveys such as SurveyMonkey, Zoomerang, SurveyGizmo and PollData

Use Restricted key:

  1. Take special care not to send to large email lists or to "Reply All' to large email lists.
  2. Any use of human subject research data is subject to the approval of Boston College Institutional Review Board.
  3. Any handling of Protected Health Information must comply with U.S. HIPAA Privacy and Security regulations.
  4. See Payment Card Usage policy at Boston College. (Download Adobe Reader to view PDFs)
  5. Only use a secure wireless network, such as BC's 'bsecure' network.