Handling sensitive data in OneDrive for students

Description

Students who need to store personal documents can take extra precautions to safely store most sensitive information.

Environment

Student OneDrive accounts

Solution 

1. Be careful about storing documents that contain sensitive information, like your Social Security number, credit card or bank account information, tax information, driver's license number, etc. Consider deleting such data from a document before copying into OneDrive for Business.

2.  If you must keep that data intact, encrypt the document before placing it on OneDrive for Business. Microsoft Office products and Adobe Acrobat both come with the ability to encrypt documents, or you can consider an open source tool like VeraCrypt. 

Outcome: You should now be able to safely store sensitive information in OneDrive.

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Article ID: 34
Created
Fri 3/4/22 2:53 PM
Modified
Tue 5/24/22 2:41 PM