As a member of the Seattle Pacific University community, you share in the responsibility for ensuring SPU complies with data protection and privacy laws, regulations, and industry standards, as well as University policies and standards that require security safeguards around sensitive institutional data.

You are expected to learn about compliance requirements and make use of the tools, safeguards, and information the university has put in place. You may also be responsible, depending on your role at the university, for compliance in your unit.

Lack of compliance can result in significant consequences for the university and individuals, including fines, reputational damage, and harm to individuals whose data is exposed.