OIS: FAQs: What is Confidential Information?

The simple answer is that confidential information breaks down into two main types:

1. Information about other people including:

  • Personally Identifying Information ("PII") such as social security numbers and Banner IDs;
  • Student Educational Records, such as course and grade information;
  • Credit Card Numbers and other financial account numbers;
  • Personal Health Information ("PHI")

2. Your password(s).  Your passwords are confidential information that belongs to the University, and your passwords help protect other confidential information.