Policy and Procedures Manual


SUBJECT:  INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY                                             

Policy 1307 - Internet Reporting
Effective May 24, 2002; Issued June 10, 2002


This policy applies to all access to or use of MUS-provided Internet or Internet2 services made from any computer that resides on an MUS campus, is connected to the campus intranet, and is connected through the intranet to the outside Internet or Internet2, or from any computer that is connected to an MUS campus intranet, and through it to the Internet or Internet2 via dial-up or other externally provided network access service (e.g., a commercial ISP service).


The MUS has the responsibility to insure that its telecommunications systems are used in the most effective and secure manner. Accessing certain Web sites, certain types of Web services, or certain other network resources may lead to ineffective use of university telecommunication systems or may jeopardize their security. Therefore, the MUS has adopted policies addressing security, monitoring, and privacy issues associated with its computing and information resources, including telecommunications systems.

From time to time, the MUS may receive requests for records or other information obtained as a result of monitoring activities. These requests may be of several types, as described below. This policy, describes the steps to be taken to respond to such requests. It will be used for all such requests for network reporting, regardless of the source of the request or whether the activity involves the (external) Internet or (internal) intranet.


Network Reporting
1. An ongoing analysis of overall network usage by a campus of the MUS, prepared by authorized MUS staff; or
2. a report on the specific network resources accessed by an individual employee or student account or by a particular computer (IP address) over a specified period of time, prepared by authorized MUS staff.


Reporting of network access activity may be provided for the following reasons.

Item 114-104-R0102, Internet Reporting, approved by the Board of Regents on May 24, 2002.

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