Protecting Stored Data

You are responsible for making sure that student data in your possession is secured. Take measures to protect against unauthorized access to student data stored on a personal computer, a disk, a network, or any other storage media.

These measures can help you protect student data from unauthorized access:

  • Use password protection on computer files.
  • Keep diskettes and other storage media in a secure, locked location.
  • Restrict access to your computer.
  • Never leave student data displayed on your computer screen.
  • When you have finished a computer task involving student data, exit all files, sign off all applications, and close all application windows.
  • Shred printed material that contains sensitive or restricted data.