Protecting Personal Information

Staff, faculty and students have a legal obligation to protect the confidentiality of information and play a crucial role in UCLA’s efforts to ensure protection of information.

It is critical that everyone ensures that those with whom they share data have a legitimate business need for the data and that they, too, understand their obligations to protect this information from disclosure.

Reporting incidents

Report laptop theft the UCLA Police

Report breaches in security of personal or sensitive information to the appropriate IT Compliance Coordinator

UCLA Policy 420: Notification of Breaches of Computerized Personal Information (SB1386) 

Report breaches of medical records to the appropriate UC Campus and Academic Health Center Privacy Liaison

UCLA Policies

UCLA Policy 220: Disclosure of Information From Student Records

UCLA Policy 420: Notification of Breaches of Computerized Personal Information (SB1386)

UCLA Policy 603: Privacy of and Access to Information (Legal Requirements)

UCLA Healthcare Policies

UC Policies

Protection of Personal Information

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)

Prevention

Register all computer equipment with sensitive data using the UCLA Police's Security Tracking of Office Property (S.T.O.P.) program.

Identity theft information:

UCLA Police (PDF)

California Office of Privacy Protection

Federal Trade Commission

Department of Education