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Privacy Program



The right to privacy is expressed in the California Constitution. The University of California similarly values privacy. Under the UC Statement of Privacy Values & Privacy Principles, privacy consists of (1) the individual’s ability to conduct activities without concern of or actual observation and (2) the appropriate protection, use, and release of information about individuals. 

Data Privacy Day – January 28, 2020

Learn more about Privacy on Data Privacy Day:

Data Privacy Day

Watch recording of event at link below:
Stay Safe Online Data Privacy Day 2020: A Vision for the Future

Privacy Goals

The UC Riverside privacy goals are derived from the UC Privacy Principles and include:

  • Upholding academic integrity, intellectual freedom, and autonomy;
  • Committing to the privacy values while also respecting obligations relating to transparency, accountability, and individual choice;
  • Promoting stewardship of personal data handled by the campus;
  • Ensuring an appropriate level of privacy through policies and procedures, especially as interpretations of privacy change over time;
  • Raising awareness about privacy issues, laws and regulations.

Privacy Laws and Regulations

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IAPP Comic: Prudence the Privacy Pro in "California Here We Come"

Privacy laws and regulations, particularly related to data privacy, are relatively new and consistently evolving to keep up with new technologies and frameworks. Data privacy is not only concerned with keeping data confidential, but also with empowering individuals to understand what data are collected, how they are used, and to be a participant in that process where possible. UCOP provides information about the most important  data privacy laws:

Privacy Contacts

Contact the campus privacy official:
Ian Harazduk
Compliance Analyst & Privacy Officer
Chief Compliance Office
(951) 827-8246

Contact the UCR School of Medicine privacy official:
Paul Henry Hackman, J.D., LL.M., C.H.C.
Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer
School of Medicine Compliance
(951) 827-3257

All UC campuses have a dedicated privacy official. Find a list here of all UC Campus Privacy Officials.