VI. Data Protection and Destruction:

VI. Data Protection and Destruction:

   a. Network drive storage is provided for court employees with backup protection and disaster recovery for work-related data storage.

   b. All data created and or stored on state networks, computers, peripherals or otherwise is property of the Supreme Court.

   c. Any confidential or restricted data saved to the file server needs to be made a part of a data inventory maintained by NSC-IT. Examples include Social Security numbers, individual health information, financial information, et cetera. See NITC 8-902 Data Classification Categories.

   d. Restricted and confidential data should not be transferred unless encrypted.

   e. Data that is past its retention period or that is no longer used or needed should be deleted in a timely manner. Hiring managers must inform NSC-IT upon an employee's separation from the judicial branch on whether local data, emails, and network data can be purged, or must be saved to another location.

   f. As physical data storage media such as hard drives, thumb drives, DVD's / CD's, et cetera, wear out, they must be physically destroyed by NSC-IT.