Data Release Policy

Policy for releasing data

All requests for data must be made through an email to sysadmins@tjhsst.edu for documentation purposes. Alternatively, the requests can be sent to an appropriate email address that is received by at least two members of the Sysadmin Leadership Team (for example, intranet@tjhsst.edu for Ion data or director@tjhsst.edu for Director data). There are 4 tiers of data: publicly accessible, internally accessible, general release, and restricted release.

Any type of data that is released must be released exactly verbatim, unless approved by the faculty sponsor

Publicly Accessible

Data that can be accessed by any member of the general public

If data is or was previously posted to a site that the general public can access, then any Sysadmin with access to this data can release it to any member of the public.

Internally Accessible

Data that can be accessed by any member of the TJ community

If data is or was previously posted to a site that is available for all members of the TJ community, then any Sysadmin with access to the data can release it to any member of the TJ community. For internally accessible data, the requester must reasonably prove that they are a member of the TJ community (e.g. using a TJ/FCPS issued email address or giving their full name). It is the responsibility of the Sysadmin releasing the data to confirm that the requester is a member of the TJ community. If a Sysadmin is unsure, they can elevate the request to the faculty sponsor.

General Release

Single-source data that was previously accessible to the requester

If data comes from one source (e.g. one file/directory on one device) and the requester can reasonably demonstrate that they previously had access to the data, then the data request can be fulfilled by any Sysadmin with access to the requested data.

Restricted Release

Any data that was not previously accessible or any request for non-verbatim data

Data requests that fall into this category must be approved by the faculty sponsor. This includes any request for processing, summarizing, or aggregating data from multiple sources and any request for data that the requestor did not have access to previously.

Examples

Scenario

Data Tier

A user asks for a file from their CSL home directory

General Release

A journalist asks for an image from the old TJ website

Publicly Accessible

A parent asks what their child's last 8th period signup was

Restricted Release

A teacher asks how many times a student has been to a particular 8th period

General Release

A student asks who won the last SGA election

Internally Accessible

A journalist asks who won the last SGA election

Restricted Release

A student asks who they voted for in the last election

General Release

A student asks who is winning the current election

Restricted Release

A teacher asks who is winning the current election

Restricted Release