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How secure are my files?

Individual files and folders can be protected so that only people with shared permissions can sign in and access files.

There is a distinction between sharing a file with a Warwick member and an external person. If you share a file with a Warwick member, they must sign in to access the file. However, if you send a file download invitation using the Any email address option, the file download URL is not secure. Should anyone obtain this URL, they can access the file.

General notes on security

While it doesn't happen as a matter of course, it is possible that system administrators may access files stored in Files.Warwick. Such administrators are bound by the System Administrators' Code of Conduct 

Stored files are not encrypted. So, in the event of a security breach, it is possible that files could be accessed by someone who is not authorised to view them.