Information Technology Services

The university recognizes that members of the university community can be productive and efficient when accessing or maintaining sensitive institutional data from their personally owned devices, such as smart phones, tablets, and laptop computer.

To provide guidance for this use, there is a new U-M policy: Security of Personally Owned Devices That Access or Maintain Sensitive Institutional Data (SPG 601.33).

The policy grants departments the discretion to be more restrictive than the policy.  The University of Michigan-Flint will follow the policy as written with no additional restrictions.

You are permitted to use personally owned devices when working with sensitive university data as long as you properly secure and manage your devices. This minimizes the risk to university data as well as to your own personal information.

To learn more about the policy and about securing your personally owned device(s), see University Data and Personally Owned Devices

ITS will be holding open sessions on campus so that you can come and ask questions about how to properly secure your device and data at the following times:

January 20th 10:00AM – 12:00PM in Michigan Room A (UCEN)
January 21st 2:00PM – 4:00PM in Happenings Room (UCEN)
January 23rd 10:00AM – 12:00PM in in Happenings Room (UCEN)

As always, you should only access or maintain sensitive institutional data when necessary for the performance of your university-related duties and activities. You are expected to take all required, reasonable, and prudent actions needed to ensure the security and retention of sensitive university data.

If you have questions about the use of sensitive university data in your department, please contact your departmental director or supervisor. For more general questions about appropriately securing your device and about sensitive university data, please contact the ITS help desk