The University of California, Davis is simultaneously committed to the individual's right to privacy and the public's right to information access, as required by federal and state laws and university policies and procedures.

University of California and Campus Policies

Complete policies, procedural guidelines, and references for accessing non-student records are published in the UC Business and Finance Bulletins RMP Series, as well as in the campus' Policy & Procedure Manual Section 320-20 on Privacy of and Access to Information.

California State Law

In general, California law recognizes two competing interests, the right of an individual to personal privacy (Information Practices Act of 1977, California Constitution) and the right of the public to access information concerning the conduct of the people's business (California Public Records Act).

The California Information Practices Act (IPA) protects the privacy of individuals and establishes standards for access by an individual to records pertaining to themselves.

The California Public Records Act (CPRA) ensures the public's right to government records, including those of the University of California.