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


Appropriate Use of Generative AI Tools

With the emergence of various generative AI tools (e.g., ChatGPT, Google Gemini, DALL-E, Microsoft CoPilot, and others), members of the campus community are eager to explore their use in the university context. This advisory guides how to use these tools safely and support innovation, without putting institutional, personal, or proprietary information at risk. In all cases, use should be consistent with UC Berkeley’s Principles of Community. This guidance will...


Global Data Protection Regulation - European UnionEU Flag Overview and Scope

The GDPR establishes rules for the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and rules relating to the free movement of personal data.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to the processing of personal data in the context of the activities of a...

International Privacy Laws


This page is intended to be a guide to the privacy and data protection regulation of countries around the world. For each country it covers the scope, requirements and other details which may be useful for people working with contracts and individuals from other countries.