Definition of Confidential Information
Throughout this website you will see the phrase 'confidential & personal' information used. A more detailed description of confidential & personal is provided in the CSUB Information Security Policy. Essentially what one needs to remember is that confidential & personal information is any combination of any information that identifies and describes an individual, including his or her name in conjunction with social security number, protected health information and financial account information. The loss or theft of this data is a breach of several regulations under which the University operates and obligates the University to notify the affected individuals, and may also result in fines to the University.