- Contact the Privacy Office: (510) 664-5319
- Report a security incident (Information Security and Policy)
- Whistleblower Hotline
Access to Electronic Communications (also see Accessing Former Employee Email or Files):
- Access without Consent Request (Word)
- Access with Consent Authorization (Word)
- Access with Consent Authorization (PDF)
Policies / Procedures
- Student Records
- UC Statement of Principles in Support of Undocumented Members of the UC Community
- UC Electronic Communications Policy
- Approval to Access Electronic Communications
- FAQ: Can I access a former employee's email or files?
- UC Statement of Privacy Values and UC Privacy Principles
- UC Privacy and Information Security Initiative and Report
- Website Privacy Notices Requirement
- General Privacy Statement for UC Berkeley Websites
- UC System Privacy Website
- The ABC's of Privacy & Public Records [.doc download] UC Office of the President guidance on CA Public Records Act (PRA) and CA Information Practices Act (IPA)
Access the following online courses through the UC Learning Center. Go to: blu.berkeley.edu and click the "UC Learning Center" link. Then search by the title or ID of the tutorial.
- Privacy of Student Records: Are You Revealing Too Much? (FERPA) (BERIG003)
- Data Classification (BECIO2013)
- Privacy & Policy Fundamentals (BECIO008)
- Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs) (BECIO009)
- UC Information Security Awareness (BECIO200)
- Training for Investigators Using Protected Health Information (PHI)
- UC training for HIPAA Security Rule
- Teaching Privacy Hands-on educational tools and other classroom materials for empowering students (undergrads and K-12) to make informed choices about privacy.
- Privacy of Student Records: Are You Revealing Too Much? UC Learning Center. (Go to: blu.berkeley.edu and click the "UC Learning Center" link. Then search by the title or tutorial ID BERIG003.)
- FERPA 101: for Colleges and Universities US Dept. of Education Technical Assistance Center
Research Data Privacy and Governance
- NPR: Student 'Subversives' And The FBI's 'Dirty Tricks'. Journalist Seth Rosenfeld spent three decades pursuing government documents about the FBI's undercover operation in Berkeley, Calif., during the student protest movements in the '60s. His new book details how the FBI "used dirty tricks to stifle dissent on campus" and influenced Ronald Reagan's politics.
- Frontline: United States of Secrets: How did the government come to spy on millions of Americans? (Part 1) | FRONTLINE investigates how Silicon Valley feeds the NSA's global dragnet. (Part 2)
- Al Jazeera: Living With Data Series. "The issue formerly known as privacy: Control over data profiles is about power, not privacy."
- Radiolab: Watching You, Watching Me. "From awkward moments to practical jokes to serious attempts at battling crime, we ask whether being watched is a good or bad thing. First, a look at how watching others become [sic] one of the most ubiquitous forms of entertainment...Then, a hard look at the trade-off between privacy and safety."
- The Feeling of Being Watched about FBI surveillance of a Muslim community and panel discussion about the documentary at Second Annual CATO Surveillance Conference.
- Berkeley Center for Law and Technology
- Electronic Frontier Foundation: Issues in Privacy
- EPIC - Electronic Privacy Information Center
- Future of Privacy Forum
- International Association of Privacy Professionals
- White House Big Data and Privacy Working Group Review
- Benefit-Risk Analysis for Big Data Projects (incl. Spectrum of Privacy Challenges & Risk Mitigation Strategies)
- Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights
- NIST 8062 - An Introduction to Privacy Engineering and Risk Management in Federal Systems
- Privacy on the Go: Recommendations for the Mobile Ecosystem - Kamala D. Harris, Attorney General, California Department of Justice
- Privacy on the Go: Building Privacy Into Your Mobile App - Joanne McNabb, Director of Privacy Education and Policy, California Attorney General's Office
- Escalation of Privacy Matters for UC Berkeley Departments Negotiating Contracts with Suppliers:
In the event that a supplier does not agree to privacy safeguards and protections for UC Berkeley data, which have been designated as mandatory by the UC Berkeley Privacy Office, the agreement will be escalated to the leadership of the Campus Department/Unit pursuing the agreement (Vice Chancellor level or higher) who will make a determination.