Does the Safer Badgers app protect my medical privacy?

UW–Madison takes care to provide robust controls to safeguard personal privacy.

To protect the privacy of data, the Safer Badgers app uses a student or staff member’s username/password and multi-factor authentication. Further, inside the Safer Badgers app, all data in the app is encrypted.

The privacy of medical information is protected by the HIPAA Privacy Rule, the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Wisconsin’s state laws about medical records privacy, and the confidentiality requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Certain sharing of your medical information is consistent with your consent as outlined in the app’s privacy policy and terms of use, and where specifically allowed by the applicable rules and regulations to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19.