If your computer contains confidential information you are required by University of Toronto policy to encrypt your hard drive. 

What constitutes confidential information?

  • Personally identifiable information such as student numbers or email address lists
  • Student or employee records
  • Financial information

If your computer contains this kind of data, you are required by University policy to encrypt its hard drive.

How to encrypt your computer 

Full-Disk Encryption options:

Encrypted USB drives

Encrypted USB drives are available from office supply retailers such as Staples and Grand & Toy

Encrypt files for sharing with other people

Use 7-Zip File Manager (Free program download)

More information:

University of Toronto Guideline Regarding Security for Personal and Other Confidential Information