Backing up your data guidance

Think about how much data you would lose if your computer failed right now.

  • It is important to backup any files that are important to you as although the computer maybe recoverable the data on there may not be
  • For University data you can currently use your personal workspace or Microsoft One Drive if your account has been migrated.  You should also not store confidential or sensitive University data on an unencrypted USB drive in the event it was lost or stolen
  • You need to consider where data is being stored for example storing work data on Dropbox or Google Drive would not meet the University's data protection objectives. Data could be stored outside the EU who may have their own data privacy laws. If possible encrypt your data before it is transferred to cloud storage for additional security