Protect Cornell Data

The university must comply with laws, regulations, and contractual provisions. Many of these requirements impose restrictions on appropriate use or impose penalties on the misuse or unauthorized disclosure of institutional information, including:

  1. Education records
  2. Financial records
  3. Health care records
  4. Data in scope of Export Administration Regulations (EAR) or International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  5. Personal data of individuals in scope of certain global data protection regulations
  6. Sensitive personal data of individuals in scope of U.S. state data breach notification laws
  7. Data pertaining to government research grants, or Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)


As a matter of university policy (Data Stewardship and Custodianship, Policy 4.12), custodians should follow data management guidelines set by their department/unit polices and data stewards.


Who are the data stewards?

Direct questions about data stewardship and custodianship to the following office.

Subject Contact
Alumni Affairs and Development Data Vice President, Alumni Affairs and Development
Facilities Data Vice President, Facilities & Campus Services
Financial Data Vice President, Financial Affairs
Human Resources Data Vice President, Human Resources
Information Technology Data Vice President, Information Technologies
Planning and Budget Data Vice President, Planning and Budget
Sponsored Research Data Vice Provost for Research
Student Data Student Data Committee
Video Surveillance Data Executive Vice President and CFO


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