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The following policies are intended to protect Harvard confidential information in electronic form on computers or on networks as well as protect such information in non-electronic forms.
Unless otherwise designated as public, most information about individual students, faculty, and staff must be considered confidential. Harvard Law School’s definition of Confidential Information includes information about a person or an entity that, if disclosed, could reasonably be expected to place either the person or the entity at risk, or be damaging to financial standing, employability, or reputation. Inappropriate disclosure or misuse of confidential information may lead to criminal or civil liability. Specific policies have been adopted to control access to and to protect Harvard and Harvard Law School Confidential Information.
In addition to the above HLS classifies all passwords as confidential information, as such passwords must not be shared with internal or external parties.
If you are in doubt regarding any confidential information err on the side of caution and do not disclose it. Contact Security(@law.harvard.edu) to discuss the situation.
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