Concordia is responsible for ensuring the availability, security, confidentiality, and integrity of all institutional data and institutional information. This includes information managed and residing on University systems, stored on personal devices, managed by a third party or a business partner, or outsourced to a service provider. This does not apply to professors or researchers creating or using data for pedagogical or research purposes.

Concordia’s Policy on Data Governance (PRVPA-4) and associated Data Governance Framework, have been created to structure the way in which we store information at the university securely. Four different security levels have been created with data handling guides to classify and safely store the different types of information that our community deals with daily.

Secure data storage is a shared responsibility, we must work together to keep our information safe.

What does this mean for you?

As a Concordia faculty or staff member you must:

  • Read and understand the definitions and usage limitations of all institutional data and the information that you work with.
  • Understand and appropriately save your documents according to the handling guidelines of each different data class.
  • Ensure the accuracy and quality of the institutional data and information that you are responsible for entering and creating.
  • Safeguard your data access privileges.

Data categories


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