Sensitive Information

Disclosure of Sensitive Information

What is Sensitive Information?

Any information that can be used to identify you or another person is sensitive information. Be advised: Sensitive information is regulated by laws and University policies and should never be stored on your computer's hard drive, on a portable device, or sent via email without proper authorizationProtecting sensitive information on University computers is the responsibility of all members of the University community.

Safe Computing for Faculty and Staff


We have the resources you need to keep your computing experience at Pitt safe and secure.

  • Be sure to visit the Secure Your Data page to learn about tools for faculty and staff to help protect University computing resources and sensitive information.

What Types of Data Can I Store on SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business?

SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business provide robust security for the data you store. However, due to federal, state, and local laws and University policies and standards, they should not be used to store, collect, or share certain types of regulated and sensitive data. This includes data regulated by HIPAA and GLB. Please keep in mind that you are responsible for safeguarding University of Pittsburgh data stored on the computers, devices, and online services you use.