October 2015

Confidential Data FAQ*

What is confidential data?

Confidential data is any sensitive data which is protected by law or policy.  These include, but are not limited to, things such as grades, SSN data, credit cards, biometric identifiers, medical records, birth dates, personal vehicle information, patient names or addresses, building access codes, insurance or health plan information, etc.  A more complete list can be found at http://security.utexas.edu/policies/extended-cat-1.html

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Matlab Site License Extended to Cover Student Home Use

MATLAB is a computing environment for algorithm development, data visualization, data analysis, and numerical computation.  The University of Texas at Austin has a site license for MATLAB, Simulink, and 23 companion toolboxes under the MathWorks Total Academic Headcount (TAH) license.  Note that this license is for non-commercial academic use only.

MATLAB access has been expanded to allow all faculty, staff and students to use this powerful programming environment at work and home. Previously, students had to use the Student version, or access MATLAB in CNS-managed labs

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DMCA Avoid Copyright Violations

Peer-to-peer filesharing networks are monitored by copyright holders of digital materials and their representatives. If you are caught on campus violating copyright by sharing digital materials without authorization, you should expect to be served with a notice that reads in part:

The University of Texas at Austin has received legal notification alleging that a computer resource for which you are responsible has been used for **sharing** copyrighted material. A copy of the notice is

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