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Information Security and Privacy Council (ISPC)

 The UC San Diego Information Security and Privacy Council (ISPC) is established pursuant to the 2013 UC Privacy and Information Security Steering Committee Report to the President to address privacy risks. The ISPC advises the Executive Vice Chancellor (EVC) and the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer (CECO), through the UC San Diego Compliance, Audit, Risk, and Ethics Committee (CARE), on privacy matters, information security, and risk.

The ISPC will:

  1. Provide thought leadership, set the strategic direction, and articulate institutional principles and positions to guide people-focused, risk-based decisions, operational policy development, and management actions; serve as UC San Diego’s chief endorsement body for these principles and policies; 

  2. Balance the needs of UC San Diego’s many values and obligations, such as innovation, openness, freedom of inquiry, ethical behavior, transparency, accessibility, operational effectiveness, and administrative and legal requirements in the evaluative and ameliorative process; 

  3. Identify risks to the institution and to individuals and recommend privacy and information security strategy to address laws, regulations, policies, threats, gaps, and incident trends investigated by the Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT); 

  4. Advise and guide the Campus and Health Sciences’ Privacy Officers/Directors and Information Security Officers on privacy readiness efforts to ensure personal data of individuals are processed legally, ethically, transparently, and consistently with a focus on preparing UC San Diego for a long-term, sustainable, effective privacy program; 

  5. Champion privacy values, principles, and balancing process; communicate privacy and security information to UC San Diego constituents; and

  6. Oversee the work of smaller working groups addressing specific issues; review proposed standards, guidelines, and policies

Current working groups:

  • Local Electronic Communications Policy (ECP) revision (revising PPM 135-5 to include privacy procedures for access without consent and new 135-09 Acceptable Use Policy)
  • Laws and Regulations Ad Hoc Work Group (charged with addressing changes in privacy laws and regulations; campus GDPR and China PIPL implementation)
  • Research Use of Student Data Tiger Team (addressing the guidelines and processes for research use)
  • Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) Policy work group (draft a proposed ALPR policy)

ISPC Charter

ISPC Charter Document (PDF)

ISPC Membership

Permanent Members 

  • Up to 3 faculty members, as recommended by Academic Senate Committee on Committees (staggered 3 year terms)
  • Privacy Officer, Campus
  • Privacy Office Director, UCSD Health
  • CISO, UCSD Health 
  • CISO, Campus              
  • AVC Enrollment Management 
  • AVC Research Affairs 
  • Assistant Dean, School of Medicine 
  • AVC Resource Management & Planning 
  • AVC Advancement Services 
  • AVC Marine Sciences 
  • Chief Campus HR Officer 
  • Chief Health HR Officer 
  • Policy & Records Administration Director 
  • Campus Counsel 
  • Director of Compliance 
  • 1 Undergraduate student (1 year term), as selected by the Associated Students 
  • 1 Graduate student (1 year term), as selected by the Graduate Student Association 

 Ad hoc Members 

Based on the nature of the issue, initiative, program, impact, or law, additional other members of UC San Diego may be included. Ad hoc members may include the following individuals or representatives from the following areas (non-exhaustive list): 

  • Designee of the EVC 
  • Student Affairs 
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 
  • University Registrar 
  • Institutional Research 
  • Colleges 
  • Export Control Office 
  • Undergraduate Education 
  • Graduate Division 
  • Government Relations 
  • HRPP 
  • University Librarian  
  • Student Health 
  • Business Contracts 
  • Audit and Management Advisory Services Director 
  • Campus Police 
  • Halicioğlu Data Science Institute 
  • Institute for Practical Ethics