Privacy and Data Security Training
The University of Minnesota’s Privacy and Data Security Training program is the educational component developed at the University to comply with HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996) regulations. Although the University’s data security training courses fulfill the training requirement contained within the HIPAA rule, they also provide the entire University community, including those who do not work with protected health information covered by HIPAA, with information about securing private University data.
The training program consists of individual courses that University employees, students, and volunteers complete online. Individuals who are assigned training receive an e-mail notification containing details about accessing the assigned training.
How to Access Training
Assigned courses are available for completion through the University's myU portal. See the Training Instructions page for step-by-step instructions.
Questions About Training
You can get many of your questions about training answered by dialing 1-HELP and getting help. Questions that are appropriate to ask 1-HELP about include:
- Why am I required to take these training courses?
- Where can I find the training courses?
- I'm having trouble logging in to take the training - what do I do?
- What training courses have been assigned to me?
- Where is the record that shows the training courses I have completed?
- Why isn't my training record showing that I have completed my courses?
- Who is my Privacy Coordinator?
- I'm having trouble with Moodle - what do I do?