Government runs on data. Data are treated differently depending on their classification. Learn more about specific types of data below.
Learn more about the data created when government contracts with private parties.
Explore the intersection between the Federal Copyright Act and data practices.
Both federal and state law apply to student records. Learn more here.
Information about how your contact information is classified when you join a notification/subscription listserv.
Law enforcement agencies collect, create, and use a variety of information, which is classified by different laws.
Learn about the treatment of medical records and information.
Research how data about government employees and applicants are classified.
Government entities may protect some public data as security information. Learn more here.
Social security numbers must be protected in government hands and government must provide notice upon collection.
When a government entity conducts a survey, some data are public and some data are not public.
Some information third parties submit to government may be protected as trade secret.
Find out more about state crash reports and information about car accidents.