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1.4.15   PRIVACY

Rights to personal privacy, while using Institutional I.T. resources, will be maintained in accordance with federal and state statutes.  Furthermore, user activity may be monitored pursuant to Policy 1.4.16, Monitoring of I.T. Assets of this policy. For further information, please refer to the links in the Federal and State statutes section.

In addition, the safeguarding of certain financial information (including, but not limited to information used in connection with the awarding and issuance of student loans) that is covered by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999, 15 U.S.C. 6801, et seq., implemented by 16 CFR Part 314, will be governed by the TTUHSC Information Security Plan for Financial Information and TTUHSC OP 56.01 – Use of Information Technology Resources.

TTUHSC O.P. 56.04 states that anyone who has access to confidential information will take reasonable and necessary steps to maintain the confidentiality and privacy of such information.

As a key provider of services and technology in the healthcare industry, TTUHSC has implemented programs to address the transaction standards, and the privacy and security implications of the rules set forth by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.  More resources on HIPAA can be found at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/hipaa/.

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