Eastern Michigan University

Personal Devices

Personal devices are not owned or supplied by EMU. Such devices could be a laptop computer, a solid state flash drive, a tablet computer, a smart phone, a digital printer or scanner, and more.

  • Administrator copies work files to their personal flash drive to use on their personal home computer outside of regular working hours
  • Faculty member creates spreadsheet on their own computer with student grade information so they can continue working at home over a weekend
  • It is critically important that any sensitive data copied or created on a personal device be encrypted to avoid or lessen damage from the potential theft of the data or the device itself.

EMU I.T. Policies include Procedures, Standards, Guidelines, and Forms as the context requires.

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 Using Personal Devices

The permitted (Yes), the not permitted (No), and those needing to contact I.T. (Contact I.T.) are listed in three columns in the matrix below.

                        YES                                       NO        

With encryption:

Note: Don't see what you need? Email the I.T. Security Team at it-security@emich.edu.