What are the exceptions for encrypting portable storage devices?

Published: June 16th, 2015

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There are two exceptions included in the Mobile Computing and Storage Devices Standard that have a very limited scope:

Specific uses where no Restricted Data will be stored and encryption would interfere with the device’s intended use. Devices used in this way must be clearly marked as not for use with Restricted Data.

This exception is intended only for situations such as SD cards used in digital cameras or bootable USB drives used to install operating systems. This does not include situations in which encryption is inconvenient or adds undesired complexity.

Specific uses in which devices are used for marketing and public relations, no Restricted Data will be stored, and the intended recipient is not a member of the UF Community. Devices used in this way must be clearly marked as not for use with Restricted Data.

This exception is limited to marketing activities such as if prospective students are provided publicly available materials in an electronic form, or when team rosters are submitted to organizers of athletic events.

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