In an age of data proliferation, addressing privacy has become increasingly important to the mission of the University. Privacy is critical to our values of academic and intellectual freedom and to the well being of our culture and community. The University must also comply with privacy legislation and maintain appropriate transparency of its administrative business as a public institution.
Given the importance of balancing privacy with the University’s many values and obligations, the Office of the Chief Privacy Officer opened in the Fall of 2012 to address privacy issues that impact the campus community. The Office of the CPO collaborates closely with campus counsel, the chief information security officer, and many others across campus to ensure UCLA be a good steward of data.