Internal Data

What is Internal Data?

UW-Madison classifies data into one of four risk-based categories: Public, Internal, Sensitive, and Restricted. Data is classified as Internal when the unauthorized disclosure, alteration, loss or destruction of that data could result in some risk to the University, affiliates, or research projects. By default, all Institutional Data that is not explicitly classified as Restricted, Sensitive or Public data should be treated as Internal data.

Can I share Internal Data with others?

Internal Data may be viewed and read by UW-Madison employees, but may not be shared with anyone who is not a UW-Madison employee.

What are my responsibilities for protecting Internal Data?

Internal Data must not be publicly accessible.

Internal Data should be deleted or destroyed once the associated task is completed or when the legitimate business use of the data no longer exists.