Access and Compliance
Data Classifications and Categories
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Before you learn about your specific responsibilities for handling UM administrative data, let’s look at some basic data concepts and terminology. As an administrative data user, you need to know how the University classifies and categorizes data for access and compliance purposes.

Employees who access UM data to do their jobs are data users.
UM data are classified according to these data sensitivity levels:

Remember, regardless of its classification, administrative data may not be used unless the user of the information is also authorized and has a "need to know" related to their University position.  Similarly, administrative data may not be shared unless the recipient of the information is also authorized and has a "need to know" related to their University position.