Privacy is an important value of the University of California. It plays an important role in human dignity and is necessary for an ethical and respectful workplace. The right to privacy is declared in the California Constitution.
Under the UC Statement of Privacy Values and Privacy Principles (pdf), privacy consists of:
The University must balance its respect for both types of privacy with its other values and with legal, policy, and administrative obligations.
Academic and intellectual freedom, transparency, and accountability are also values of the University, and the University continually strives for an appropriate balance between: