Data Privacy

Privacy Office

The UC Berkeley Privacy Office assists the UC Berkeley community in maintaining its commitment to protecting the privacy rights of students, faculty, staff and members of the public.   The Privacy Office can provide support and consulting services to UC Berkeley researchers as they engage in research projects involving personal or identifiable data, to ensure that project protocols and related contracts comply with campus privacy policies as well as state, federal and international privacy laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA),  Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Examples of Privacy Office Services for Researchers:

  • Assist in the negotiation of privacy-related contract terms with external organizations
  • Provision of consulting services around best practices for safeguarding research data
  • Assistance with de-identification protocols

Privacy Resources for Researchers:

Click here to see the video of a previous presentation.

Contact Information

For questions or consultation related to privacy and research, please contact the UC Berkeley Privacy Office: (510) 664-7775;

Global Privacy Regulation Map for Higher Education

Privacy Laws World Map

This is a map of Global Privacy Regulations for Higher Education. Click on the map to download the Word document with live links.