Welcome To the Office of Ethics

“Members of the University of California community are committed to the highest ethical standards in furtherance of our mission of teaching, research and public service. We recognize that we hold the University in trust for the people of the State of California. Our policies, procedures, and standards provide guidance for application of the ethical values … in our daily life and work as members of this community.”

“Pursuit of the University of California mission of teaching, research and public service requires a shared commitment to the core values of the University as well as a commitment to the ethical conduct of all University activities. The Standards of Ethical Conduct are a statement of our belief in ethical, legal and professional behavior in all of our dealings inside and outside the University.” 

~ The Regents of the University of California

NEWS

Protect yourself from "Doxxing"

What is Doxxing?

Doxxing refers to the collection of a user’s private information, across multiple platforms (including social media) by an unauthorized individual, who then publishes the information in an attempt to shame or embarrass the user. Doxxing may be conducted by researching public databases, hacking, or through social engineering.  The term "doxxing" is derived from the phrase "dropping dox (documents)".  

Privacy Considerations When Using Zoom

Guidance on Protecting Privacy and Data when using Zoom to conduct remote meetings while COVID-19 Modifications are in effect.  This guidance applies to administrative meetings; guidelines for use of Zoom for instruction can be viewed here.

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

What is the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)?

The California Consumer Privacy Act is a state privacy law that was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on June 28, 2018 and became effective on January 1, 2020.

What does the CCPA do?

It grants consumers rights with respect to their personal information that is collected by businesses and requires businesses to be transparent regarding how they use consumer personal data.

Who does the CCPA apply to?