Public Data

What is public data?

Some types of information do not require sensitive handling, and have been categorized as viewable to the public. This information can be displayed on public-facing resources such as the IU Directory or Campus MapsExamples include:

  • Username and email
  • Student name, major, and degree
  • Employee name and financial compensation
  • Campus map showing buildings, names, addresses, parking, lighted pathways, emergency phones, etc.

Checkout IU's Data Sharing and Handling Tool which provides guidance on how to properly classify, store, and share the data you manage.

You may also check with the University Information Policy Office (UIPO) at or 812-855-UIPO if you are unsure whether you need to apply special care and handling to the information elements and assets you use.