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, Position Papers & Standards Effective Date
Acceptable Use Policy
   » Acceptable Use: Examples
Aug 2003
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 
   » Risk Classifications
   » Information to Comply with the Policy on Handling BRI
   » Social Security Number – Usage and Protection Procedures
   » Data Governance Roles and Responsibilities

   » Confidentiality Agreement Form
   » Lost/Stolen/Compromised Device Report Form: Word Doc | PDF

April 2012
Bulk Email Guidelines Dec 2002
Computing Accounts Management Policy May 2005
Computing Passwords Policy May 2005
Copyright Infringement Policy
   » Copyright & Brown's Compliance w/ Higher Education Opportunity Act ('08)
   » Copyright & Fair Use Resource Page
   » Copyright FAQ for Undergraduates
   » Copyright FAQ for Graduate Students
   » Use P2P Filesharing Software Safely & Legally (inc. online music & movie alternatives)
Jul 2003
Digital Signage Strategy and Protocol (developed and owned by the Office of University Communications) Aug 2015
Duo Two-Step Authentication: Token Policy  Feb 2016
Electronic Equipment Disposition Policy
   » Data Removal Recommendations
July 2004
Email Policy
   » Gmail Documentation & Support (limits, security)
May 2007
Emergency Access to Accounts and Information May 2007

Google Apps for Education (Terms of Service for Use of)
   » About Google Apps at Brown

Sep 2009
Information Security Incident Response Team (ISIRT) Charge Nov 2016
Network Connection Policy
   » Guidelines for Extension of Network Services
   » Security Standard: Multi-Function Network Devices

Mar 2004

Apr 2009

Social Media Guidelines & Best Practices (developed and owned by the Office of University Communications) - - -
Telecommunications Services Policy
   » Voicemail Policy
Aug 2004
Aug 2013
Related Standards and Procedural Documents
Computing Accounts & Passwords Office :: Accounts & Access Policies, Procedures and Other Resources
Email Accounts :: Alternate Email Address Requirements | myAccount
Electronic Services Access :: Computing Privileges
Desktop Services: Microsoft Software | Windows OS Support | Mac OS Support
Web Publishing Documents
   » Web Publishing Servers, access to via Non-Brown IP (ISG Position Paper)
   » Wiki Service Definition
   » Wiki Usage Policy