How-to

Report Suspected Data Breach

Report suspected potential data breaches immediately to University Information Security. Send email with details to security@umn.edu.

University Information Security (UIS) will investigate your report, and if there has been a breach of security of private University data, UIS will coordinate timely and appropriate notification of affected parties with the responsible unit.

Examples of potential breaches of information security, include:

  • A computer containing private data has been hacked and the data has been downloaded.
  • Electronic files have been mistakenly posted on the Web or e-mailed to the wrong recipients.
  • A laptop, tablets, smartphones, or other electronic storage device has been stolen or lost.
  • Paper documents are stolen, lost, misdirected, or left vulnerable to unauthorized acquisition.

Intended Audience

Students
Instructors
Researchers
Staff & Departments

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