The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) maintains services available to students, faculty, staff, and guests for wireless connectivity to internet services as a “Wi-Fi” service. This service collects data as devices connect with it.
What Wi-Fi Data We Collect
User & Device Information
We may collect information about your usage of the Wi-Fi network such as unique device identifiers and your NetID along with the dates/times of your connections.
We collect building, floor, and room of the access point to which you are connecting.
We collect log data that may indicate resources access such as web sites and web site content while on the University network.
How We Use Wi-Fi Data
We may use Wi-Fi data to address service problems, availability, performance, and stability.
Campus Experience AND Safety
Wi-Fi data may be used in various solutions to provide services to students or to otherwise enhance safety and the overall on-campus experience. Examples include wayfinding, discovering available study rooms, staffing levels based on population trends.
Student Success and Institutional Efficacy
Improve the Wi-Fi service, on-site resource scheduling and utilization, and improve teaching and learning outcomes by analyzing trends in aggregated or anonymized Wi-Fi location data.
How We Collect Wi-Fi Data
Wi-Fi access points automatically produce and collect logs.
How Long We Retain Wi-Fi Data
Based on a combination of operational need and regulatory requirements
Log data from Wi-Fi service is typically retained for internal operational purposes for a period of 90-180 days. We produce generalized statistics (summary data) from those logs that are typically retained for a period of 6 months to 1 year.
Policies, regulations, and standards from the university, governments, or relevant third parties may dictate retention periods for specific data through standards, regulations, or policies.
How We Share Wi-Fi Data
As required by law or policy
The University of Illinois generally will not share your personally identifiable Wi-Fi data to any outside entity.
Wi-Fi data may be shared for emergency life safety issues and with law enforcement in alignment with University policy and practices.
In rare cases, data is requested by the Department of Public Safety and Security to address health, safety, legal cases, or ongoing theft investigations. All requests of this nature are considered and approved by the Chief Information Officer or their designate.
For questions about these uses, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org