Discarding and destroying records

Be aware of confidentiality and the inclusion of personal information in the records.

Deletion of an electronic record may not eliminate all remnants of the record. Electronic data must be securely removed from any disk, tape, USB drive, hard drive, photocopier, facsimile machine, or other device with electronic storage before the device is transferred or discarded. Review the UMB Procedure for Disposal of Media Containing Sensitive Data.

Shred paper documents containing personal, proprietary, or confidential information, using a cross-cut shredding device.