Computing Policies

Computing Policy for Brown University

The following documents are official policies of Brown University that are related to computing issues. They have been adopted to ensure an equitable, appropriate, and legal use of Brown resources. You are therefore responsible for having reviewed the listed policies and for complying with their requirements. Violation of a computing-related policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including suspension or termination.

In order for policies to be officially approved and published as final, they must go through a formal policy review process. Should the need arise to have a policy published before the process is complete, the document will be published as an interim policy while the process is completed.

Policies, Guidelines & Standards Effective Date
Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources Policy July 2021
Attribute Release Policy: Web Single Sign-On ARP
   » Attribute Release Defaults for Web SSO ARP
May 2012
Brown Restricted Information, Policy on the Handling of 
   » Data Governance Roles and Responsibilities
   » Data Risk Classifications
   » OIT Confidentiality Agreement (2021)
   » Lost/Stolen/Compromised Device Report Form: Word Doc | PDF
April 2012
Bulk Email Guidelines December 2002
Computing Accounts Management Policy May 2005
Computing Passwords Policy May 2005
Copyright Infringement Policy (Digital Millenium Copyright Act/DMCA)
   » Copyright & Brown's Compliance w/ Higher Education Opportunity Act ('08)
   » Copyright & Fair Use - Library Guide
   » Copyright Ownership and Use Policy
   » Use P2P Filesharing Software Safely & Legally (inc. online music & movie alternatives)
July 2003
Digital Signage Strategy and Protocol (developed and owned by the Office of University Communications) August 2015
Electronic Equipment Disposition Policy
   » Data Removal Recommendations
July 2004
Email Policy
   » Gmail Documentation & Support (limits, security)
May 2007
Information Security Incident Response Team (ISIRT) Charge November 2016
Network Connection Policy
   » Guidelines for Extension of Network Services

March 2004

April 2009

Principles of Data Protection December 2018
Telecommunications Services Policy
   » Voicemail Policy
August 2004
August 2013

Related Standards and Procedural Documents
Computing Accounts & Passwords Office :: Accounts & Access Policies, Procedures and Other Resources
Email Accounts :: myAccount | Alternate Email Address Requirements
Electronic Services Access :: Computing Privileges
Desktop Services :: Microsoft Software | Windows OS Support | Mac OS Support