Confidential Information Destruction
The destruction of confidential records and electronic data serves everyone in the Tufts community. Thoughtful secure destruction protects the personal privacy and confidentiality of all students, faculty, and staff and protects the University from reputational and financial loss and/or legal sanctions, the result of violating state and federal privacy laws.
These types of records include, but are not limited to:
- personnel files
- student records
- protected health information
- any documents with nonpublic personal information (see Information Classification and Handling Policy).
- Paper: Tufts Digital Collections and Archives provides the university with several options for destroying confidential paper data.
- Computers/Laptops: Contact TTS to have all data on the machine securely wiped.
- CD’s, flash drives, and hard drives: Contact TTS to have all data on the machine securely wiped.
Contact: For general questions about information destruction or what records to destroy, please contact Digital Collections and Archives.