Information Protection @ MIT


What is Sensitive?

Sensitive Data Areas - Where to look, what actions to take

Every day at MIT, hundreds of people handle administrative data of all kinds -- personnel and payroll data, student data, medical records and on and on.

While most people fully understand the sensitivity of the information they handle, they have not always had the procedures and tools needed to safeguard these data. Others simply do not understand the need to take precautions against accidental disclosure of data. This website attempts to address both of these needs.

The processes listed below may involve handling sensitive data. If you are working with any of these processes, pay special attention to the types of information listed here.

For more on when to be aware of handling such data, the Sensitive Data Areas section of this site has information to assist employees who work with these processes.