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Known or suspected breaches in the security of Harvard Confidential Information must be immediately reported to the Harvard University Office of General Counsel.
HLS has an incident response team and process for reporting breaches such as lost flash drives and laptops to central Harvard. In most cases the business owner of a system will be contacted by HLS ITS personnel regarding a breach. In the case of any breach of HRCI at HLS ITS will serve as a single point of contact to the University Office of the General Counsel.
Under no circumstances should any Harvard Law School employee discuss or disclose a breach with a Non-HLS employee or media representative without prior approval of the Office of the General Counsel and the HLS office of Communications.
If served with a warrant by a law enforcement officer please refer to Section 9.3 of this policy.
Contact the help desk by both email HLSHELP(@law.harvard.edu) and calling them at 5-0722. On the email please CC: Security(@law.harvard.edu) if you have reason to believe that High Risk Confidential Information has been lost or stolen.
Q: I lost my laptop / Thumb Drive / CD with data on it – Do I need to contact Security(@law.harvard.edu)
A: Yes, regardless of the way in which it vanished, be it lost or stolen, it MUST be reported.
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