Email and Privacy Concerns – 402.13

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Policy Name: Email and Privacy Concerns
Policy Number: 402.13 (formerly 405.1)
Effective Date: February 6, 2007

Policy:

University employees who communicate by electronic mail should be aware that this medium of communication is not as secure as mail delivered by the U. S. Postal Service. Great caution, therefore, should be exercised in making derogatory personal comments, which might be interpreted as defamatory, about any person.

Federal privacy law prohibits disclosure of most personal information about students. Therefore, university employees should exercise extreme caution when electronically transmitting personal information about students, such as evaluations and grades. As a general proposition, such information should be sent via e-mail only to the student or to an appropriate university official.


Source: UALR Faculty Handbook
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