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Is it safe to store Level 1 or Level 2 University data in the cloud?

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Currently available cloud storage solutions do not provide the level of protection required for Level 1 data. Recommended document storage solutions  and departmental shares are provided for most departments as well as individual space on Network Folders for storage of HSU data.  Level 2 Data can be stored on Google Drive based on language in the CSU Google contract.

Many online storage solutions are available, such as Dropbox, SkyDrive and but these should never be used to store Level 1 data, such as social security numbers and medical information, or Level 2 data, such as grades, human resources, and FERPA information; the full definitions of Level 1 and Level 2 data can be found online.

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