Export Control and Cloud Storage

As cloud storage solutions become more available, it is important to know which solutions are right for your UNMC files; and when cloud storage can be used and when it cannot.

For protection of UNMC data, Microsoft Office 365 is the only approved cloud storage solution. Microsoft has signed a business associate agreement which means the data is stored within the United States and therefore is UNMC's only endorsed cloud solution.

Amazon, Adobe, Google, Drop box, etc. are not approved cloud solutions for any UNMC data.

Export Control Exception:  Cloud storage solutions are not approved for export controlled information.

For questions about export control email Marsha Morien.

Data Storage for Research is yet another solution. For questions about research data storage email Ashok Mudgapalli.

In today's complex environment, there is no one solution for everything and everyone. Microsoft Office 365 is one solution available to UNMC faculty, staff and students. Each of us are responsible for knowing where our data is stored and if we are using an approved solution.