Use a “Personal and Private” folder to protect your privacy

By | April 13, 2017

Do you have personal, non-work files on your university-owned computer or in online storage space provided by U-M? That’s okay, but please store them in an appropriately labeled location to help the university protect your privacy.

Folder icon with the words "Personal and Private" below.U-M suggests that you place personal files in a folder named Personal and Private for any service provided by U-M. With some exceptions as outlined in Privacy and the Need to Monitor and Access University Records (SPG 601.11) (for example, when required by law or needed to avert threats to IT systems), the university will treat the contents of that folder as non-institutional data, and will not monitor or access materials in folders labeled with the phrase Personal and Private.