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This page lists any significant updates that have been made to UVA information technology policies, standards, or procedures. Unless otherwise noted below, all changes are effective immediately.

We encourage you to review and familiarize yourself with these changes and encourage you to seek assistance from technology experts (i.e. Local Support Partners) in your areas or the UVA Help Desk by emailing or calling 434-924-4357. Background and additional information about these updated policies, standards, and procedures (PSPs) is on our Information Technology Policies, Standards, & Procedures webpage.  For questions or concerns, please speak with your Local Support Partner (LSP) or email us at

Latest IT Policy changes and updates at the University of Virginia:

[Posted: Mar 20, 2020 8:40 AM]

Effective March 20, 2020

Non-Substantive change: The term moderately sensitive data has been changed to sensitive dataThe definition remains the same.

Data, records, and files that:

[Posted: Mar 10, 2020 1:45 PM]

Effective February 12, 2020
The External Assessment Review Procedure has been revised based on feedback from a committee of stakeholders.  It is now a standard, named the Vendor Security Review Standard.
While it went from a procedure to a standard, most of the requirements from the procedure remain unchanged.  

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What was changed: 

[Posted: Feb 13, 2020 1:45 PM]

The Electronic Access Requirements standard (aka Electronic Access Agreement) had non-substantive changes to fix broken links, add to the list of Related Links and explicitly reference the University's Acceptable Use of the University’s Information Technology Resources (IRM-002) policy in the standard's Purpose and Background section.

[Posted: Jan 28, 2020 10:45 AM]

Our webpage on the ITS Guidance for Use of Personal Accounts or Redirection for University Email has been updated to re-direct you to the ITS webpage on the same topic - ITS Guidance for Use of Personal Accounts or Redirection for University Email (KB0012593)  Our webpage listed the same information that was on the ITS webpage, so to reduce confusion and out-of-sync information, we are referring to their webpage. 

[Posted: Jan 17, 2020 2:13 PM]

The Accounts Provisioning & Deprovisioning Guidance webpage was edited to removed the table that listed Affiliation, Obtain or Activate Accounts and Account Expiration and redirect readers to the ITS webpage that lists this same information - the ITS Accounts & Access webpage 


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