Desktop Version 3 provides several configuration options. If this application is incorrectly administered, users could transmit files with confidential information to Google servers. Employees of the university who access electronic files containing university-restricted data are advised not to use this new search service as it could represent a violation of law and/or university policy. Questions regarding the proper handling of electronic university-restricted data can be sent to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information is available at:
Google Desktop, Search Across Computers,
Google Copies Your Hard Drive - Government Smiles in Anticipation
Manage Google's Desktop Search Now or Lock It Out
Privacy and Access to Information Policy, UC Davis http://manuals.ucdavis.edu/ppm/320/320-20.htm
Privacy of Health Information Policy, UC Davis
Electronic Information Security Policy, BFB-IS3, University of California