How secure is FileDrop?

All files are transferred across the network securely encrypted.

If you are sending personal or confidential data, tick "Encrypt every file" when creating a new drop-off. Then the passphrase you enter must be used when downloading the drop-off. The passphrase is not stored on FileDrop, and cannot be recovered if lost. No one can access the files without it.

All files uploaded and temporarily stored on FileDrop are held on equipment owned and operated at University's own Data Centre.

All data is subject to the Data Protection regulations and laws of University and the country.

FileDrop is in no way a "cloud" service. Everything is stored (even temporarily) on equipment directly owned by University, and managed by its own IT staff.

All access to data is very tightly and strictly controlled by University. All accesses to data on FileDrop are logged and can be easily checked if you are ever concerned that a 3rd party might have gained access to your data.

Retrieval of a drop-off by a recipient can only be done with both the drop-off's Claim ID and Passcode.
When dropping off files, you can choose not to send either or both of these to the recipient automatically: you would then need to send that information by hand yourself.