Privacy at UCB
"I have nothing to hide. Why should I care about privacy?" (Berkeley Blog 1/25/2017)
Pursuing Academic Freedom and Data Privacy Is a Balancing Act (EdSurge 10/26/2016)
UCB's Transparency Reports:
- Privacy Has to Begin at Home (Inside Higher Ed)
- UC Berkeley 1st college in US to publish electronic communications transparency report (Daily Cal)
- Every College Should Issue a Transparency Report About Government Requests for Student Data (Slate)
Where did privacy go? The role of IT in protecting core UC Berkeley values (Micronet presentation)
The Chief Privacy Officer in Higher Education (EDUCAUSE)
Discussion of the role of privacy officers in higher education and expectations for the future of the function. Includes references to the UC privacy initiative.
Privacy vs. Privacy (Berkeley Blog)
UC Berkeley is replacing the longstanding "security vs. privacy" polemic with a triptych of interrelated and overlapping terms: autonomy privacy, information privacy, and information security. But the old conundrum remains: common best practices for protecting information privacy can negatively impact autonomy privacy.
"Privacy is fundamental to the University...
Academic and intellectual freedoms are values of the academy that help further the mission of the University. These freedoms are most vibrant where individuals have autonomy: where their inquiry is free because it is given adequate space for experimentation and their ability to speak and participate in discourse within the academy is possible without intimidation. Privacy is a condition that makes living out these values possible." (read more at Why Privacy?)
The UC Berkeley Privacy Office is the focal point for campus privacy issues. The Privacy Office strives to protect and promote UC Berkeley’s privacy values through a unified and comprehensive privacy program, and oversees institutional compliance with federal and state privacy regulations, as well as campus and UC policy.
The work of the Privacy Office is organized around four program areas:
- Compliance – Oversight of our legal, regulatory, and contractual privacy obligations
- Outreach – Educating our internal community to establish expectations and promote awareness, as well as external communications and collaboration
- Privacy by Design – Align campus practices with stated privacy values by building privacy safeguards into campus administrative processes.
Lisa Ho, Campus Privacy Officer