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


Recommended Privacy Guidelines for COVID-19 Testing, Contract Tracing and Symptom Screening Data

Notice and Transparency: Data subjects shall be informed regarding the data handling practices for each component of the program, specifically: What personally identifiable information and/or medical information will be collected from them; The purpose of the data collection; University guidelines and County/State Public Health Orders should be cited when applicable; With whom will the data be shared; Specifically, by department, agency, function and role; For each entity that will receive COVID-19 data, an explanation of why the data will be shared with that organization...

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)".

Doxxing often involves hackers attempting to embarrass or shame individuals by publishing confidential information, images or videos...