“These things were to be kept sacred … from one generation to another.” Alma 63:13

Follow the steps below to learn how to ensure the integrity of records, secure access to confidential information, and provide appropriate access to records.

1. Ensure the integrity of records

Complete the Information Security training.

2. Secure access to information that is sacred, private, or confidential

Learn what information is considered sacred, private, or confidential.

  • Sacred: These records provide specific information about temple rites and ceremonies or other sacred matters that have not been officially approved for release. Sacred records may in some instances include privately produced records, published items, art, and artifacts.
  • Private: These records contain information that is protected by applicable privacy laws.
  • Confidential: These records are produced in the course of Church business that takes place in nonpublic settings. Confidential records are primarily found in official Church records and in privately created papers of General Authorities, Church officers, Church employees, ecclesiastical leaders, clerks, and others holding positions of trust.  They include, but are not limited to, financial records that document the Church’s income (including tithing and other donations), expenditures, and budgets; records pertaining to planning and policies; and records of confessions and Church disciplinary proceedings.

Determine which of your records contain sacred, private, or confidential information.

3. Make records available only to those with appropriate access rights

Complete the Data Privacy training.