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Policies, Standards, and Guidelines

Security and Privacy for Network Monitoring

The University of Georgia provides network and Internet access for faculty, staff, students, and guests. 

Due to Federal requirements such as the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the University employs various measures to protect the security and availability of its information resources.

Users should be aware that their uses of University computer and network resources are not private. While the University does not routinely monitor individual usage, it does monitor the normal operation and maintenance of the University's computing and networking resources including backup, logging of activity, the monitoring of general and individual usage patterns, and other such activities that are necessary for information security and the rendition of service. In addition, the University reserves the right to review, monitor and/or capture any content residing on, or transmitted over, its computers or network at its sole discretion without prior notification or approval.