Privacy of Electronic Information and Information Technology Resources

Indiana University cherishes the diversity of values and perspectives inherent in an academic institution and is therefore respectful of intellectual freedom and freedom of expression. The university does not condone censorship, nor does it endorse the routine inspection of electronic files or monitoring of network activities related to individual use.

At times, however, legitimate reasons exist for persons other than the account holder to access computers, electronic files, or data related to use of the university network, including but not limited to: ensuring the continued confidentiality, integrity, and availability of university systems and operations; securing user and system data; ensuring lawful and authorized use of university systems; providing appropriately de-identified data for institutionally approved research projects; and responding to valid legal requests or demands for access to university systems and records.

This policy seeks to balance individual freedom and privacy with the need for access by persons other than the account holder when necessary to serve or protect other core values and operations within the university or to meet a legal requirement.

Privacy-related Blog Posts

  • An article on respecting the privacy of other while wearing technology enhanced accessories.
  • Planning on purchasing a new iPhone 5s? Perhaps think twice about enabling the new fingerprint authentication offered by the device and iOS 7. And, while it's effective to worry about security & reliability, this time, it may not be the hackers you worry most about.
  • We finished our "12 Domains in 12 Months" awareness initiative!
  • New document on Identity Verification provides advice on how to verify that a person is who he says he is