Use the following table to choose the right location for the data you need to store.

*Effective 12/17/2021, BOX is no longer an acceptable storage location for MSU Owned data.

Data Type
Box*
OneDrive for Business / SharePoint
Opal
Knox
Docusign
Email
Blackmore
Budget information
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes

Yes

Contracts
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes

Yes

Course evaluations
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data classified as Public
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data classified as Restricted
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Employee and student IDs/GIDs (even when combined with names)
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Planning documents
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Staff search committee notes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Student grades and records
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Bank account numbers
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Credit card numbers
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Data classified as Confidential
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Drivers license numbers
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) governed data
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Passport Visa numbers
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Payroll ACH numbers
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Research data subject to export controls
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Social Security numbers
No
No
No
Yes
No
No

 

Updated: 05/02/2022