Ethics, Compliance and Audit Services
Privacy principles & practices at UC
The University of California makes every effort to respect the privacy of individuals. Privacy is integral to human dignity and necessary for an ethical and respectful workplace. The right to privacy is also declared in the California Constitution. To this end, the University works to integrate best practices across its organization at the systemwide and campus levels. This section defines privacy principles and practices at UC and contains resources from the Office of the President, UC campuses, and governmental agencies on the main areas of privacy at UC.
Privacy at UC Campuses: All UC campuses have designated a Campus Privacy Official. The Privacy Official is the local campus administrative resource for implementing privacy best practices at that campus.
What does privacy mean at UC? Privacy consists of (1) the individual’s ability to conduct activities without concern of or actual observation and (2) the appropriate protection, use, and release of information about individuals. (Read more about UC Privacy Principles)
Requirements When Requesting Personal Information: University employees must follow the requirements of state and federal law when asking individuals to supply information about themselves. Sample notices are provided below, including a sample accounting of disclosure. For more information, contact the campus records management coordinator.