Data Storage Guide

The Information Security Policy sets guidelines and standards for the protection of non-public information at the George Washington University. Learn more about data storage standards for regulated, restricted and public information.

Security Best Practices 

Regulated Data

Restricted Data

Public Data


  • Personal health information
  • Student academic and financial records
  • Research data protected by statute or regulation
  • Personally identifiable information, such as social security numbers


  • Course information and class schedules
  • Internal directory information
  • HR data
  • Access codes
  • Wire transfers
  • Payroll information
  • Performance appraisals


  • Announcements and press releases
  • Public event information
  • Public directories and maps

Document Storage Solutions