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About the University Privacy Office

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Our Mission

Enable Stanford to navigate a dynamic future in privacy through transparent, ethical and innovative uses of personal data.

The University Privacy Office is a division of the Office of the Chief Risk Officer (OCRO). We strive to be a valued partner and advisor to the Stanford community by providing guidance and training on privacy laws, policies and best practices.

Long Term Goals

  • Promulgate privacy by design
  • Build trust in Stanford as a data steward
  • Manage privacy risk proactively and pragmatically
  • Advocate for the innovative and ethical use of data
  • Be a recognized leader in information privacy