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In addition to taking the necessary steps to ensure your personal safety while traveling abroad, you should review and follow Harvard University’s guidelines on data security, and other useful tips on protecting your computer and your data.
|High Risk Confidential|
|Information designated as|
high risk under University
|Information that, if disclosed, could cause material harm|
to persons or the University
or risk of legal liability.
|Lower risk confidential information which Harvard|
has chosen to restrict.
Name plus one or more
|* Subject to IRB requirements and third-party contractual agreements (e.g., data use agreements)|
The chart above provides guidance on the relative sensitivity of different types of data. You should consider the kinds of data you have stored on cell phones, computers, and other electronic devices that you are traveling with and plan for the protection of that data using the best practices listed below.
High Risk Confidential
Confidential and Internal Confidential
Please contact Robert McCarthy, HLS Risk and Security Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Country-specific entry and exit information, US State Department: that://travel.state.gov/travel/travel_1744.html
US Customs and Border Protection policies and tips (mostly for re-entry to the United States)
Standards for the protection of personal data of state residents, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Data Protection While Traveling - Tired of I.T.!
Tips on IT Security While Traveling - Montana State University - Northern
10 Tips to Protect Your Laptop from Theft - Microsoft at Work
Top 10 Tips to Protect Your Laptop and Data While Traveling - Consumer Traveler
How to Keep Your Data Safe While Traveling - WorkAwesome
Don’t Take a Vacation from Internet Security - LA Times
Traveling Abroad with Technology - Inside Counsel
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