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Confidentiality and Privacy for All Communication Channels

Whether you are engaging in a personal conversation with a student, emailing the CBS stakeholders, posting on social media, or creating a mass email campaign, confidentiality is critical. Any communication should adhere to policies HR-302 and HR 303 regarding confidentiality and student privacy.

 

Confidentiality

As stated in the CBS corporate policy, HR-302 Confidentiality, “Employees may have access to confidential information. Confidential information includes, but is not limited to, all data, documents, systems, improvements, architectural drawings, equipment, software, programs and student/contributor/employee list and information. This information, no matter how it is summarized, reproduced, or stored, is proprietary and confidential and should not be converted or used for personal benefit or advantage. Any misappropriation or unauthorized disclosure of such information is illegal (Privacy Act of 1990 Revised), prohibited and cause for immediate disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.”

 

Student Information

Understanding policy regarding student information is also required of CBS staff. Per HR-303 Privacy of Records, “Employees should become familiar with procedural requirements for managing student information to avoid giving students or third parties wrong information. If you have any questions regarding what information is to be kept private, contact the Office of the Registrar at [email protected].

 

Personal Responsibility and Liability

All communication follows PR-003 Intellectual Property guidelines to provide overarching guidance in the protection and use of intellectual property.