Revision effective date: November 11, 2003

Lehigh University has and will continue to maintain the integrity and security of institutional, proprietary, and confidential data entrusted to it. This type of data includes, but is not limited to, student records, personnel records, human subjects research records, financial records (both institutional and personal), and even health care related records. The sensitivity of this data is not only regulated by University policies, but also by restrictions set by various federal and state regulations. Lehigh University takes steps to limit access to this information on a need to know basis. Only necessary access to sensitive data is granted to those individuals who have undergone proper training in the handling of such data and who have acknowledged the confidentiality of the data. Anyone viewing, updating, or releasing information of this type for other than officially authorized University business could be held personally liable and subject to criminal and civil penalties.