About the UCLA Board on Privacy and Data Protection

The UCLA Board on Privacy and Data Protection (“the Board”) is the campus nexus for consideration of institutional privacy and data protection needs, when these needs must be balanced with the campus’s many other values and obligations – for example, innovation, openness, accessibility, transparency, operational effectiveness, ethical behavior, and administrative and legal requirements – and account for external trends in technology and individual expectations.

The Board reports to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost and is composed of faculty, administration, and student representatives. General oversight and support occurs through the Office of Information Technology.

Purpose and Charge

The Board is charged with articulating institutional principles and positions on privacy and data protection that reflect the campus’s values and cultural expectations in order to set strategic direction and guide operational policy development and management decision-making; and serves as the institution’s chief endorsement body on such positions. The Board works with functional offices that have legal or compliance authority in the areas of privacy or data protection.

Privacy is crucial to UCLA’s values of academic and intellectual freedom and to the well-being of the campus community and culture. By establishing the Board, the campus acknowledges the importance of and necessity for a careful, thoughtful, long-term approach to setting privacy and data protection direction that will guide the institution.

UCLA Statement on Privacy

The Privacy Board has developed a statement on privacy for UCLA.

Contacting the Board

Privacy issues or concerns may be raised with the board, or more information about the board may be obtained, by contacting Kent Wada at kent@ucla.edu or (310)-206-3874.