Confidentiality and Privacy

Community members receive and generate on behalf of the University various types of confidential, proprietary and private information. It is imperative that each community member complies with all federal and state laws, agreements with third parties, and University policies and principles pertaining to the use, protection and disclosure of such information, and such policies apply even after the community member's relationship with Gallaudet ends.

Information on the University's "Principles of Privacy" or on specific privacy laws, such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA - student records); Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA - personal health information); and the Privacy Act of 1974 (social security numbers) may be obtained from the Office of the Vice President, Administration and Finance, College Hall, Room 102, (202) 651-5075.

Additionally, any privacy rights in information stored on University computer systems are governed by University Policy 2.22, Use of Information Technology Resources, University Policy 3.06, Dissemination of Confidential Information, and ITS' Proper and Improper use of Information Technology.