Data Privacy

Data privacy keeps you and the university secure

Northeastern takes data privacy seriously and ensures the community has effective policies, services, applications, and tools available.  Maintaining data privacy is a shared responsibility that requires members of the university community to take proactive steps toward ensuring personal and institutional data, files, meetings, and digital tools are secure. This includes adhering to the university’s privacy principles.

Data Loss Prevention tools

Northeastern provides Data Loss Prevention (DLP) tools designed to make files and communications more secure and minimize damage bad actors can cause should university accounts get compromised. 

These tools categorize files and content by risk, using sensitivity labels that are based on the university’s Data Classification Guidelines. Northeastern is rolling out these tools so that in the future, Microsoft 365 applications will be fully equipped to ensure data is properly labeled and protected



Review these FAQs for Northeastern’s DLP to learn more about the Data Loss Prevention program at Northeastern.

Data Classification Guidelines

The Data Classification Guidelines provide guidance categorizing university data by the level of risk so that its confidentiality, integrity, and appropriate availability are not compromised in the running of university business.

DLP Quick References

Review the DLP Quick Reference to access additional resources, including a decision tree and the shared permissions table.

On-Demand Training

Complete the DLP training at your own pace by working your way through the DLP interactive PDF.