Key Principles of the Policy

1. Academic Freedom is respected, but not to the contravention of the law

2. Use of University systems and data should be limited to specific and authorized purposes

3. Individual users are responsible for the security and protection of any University data that they may need

4. Individual privacy rights must be respected and protected

5. Incidental personal use of university systems is allowed, within reason

6. University provided computing devices (including phones) and accounts are owned by Western

7. University supplied email addresses are designed as official for purposes of University communication

8. Protocols for handling University data will be informed by Western’s Data Classification policy (see MAPP 1.13)

9. Specific provisions in negotiated collective agreements may take precedence over the policy

10. Breaches of the policy will be arbitrated based on the user group(s) involved in the breach

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