UW Privacy Office

For a World of Good

As we pursue our academic, research, health-care, and business activities, it is vital that we each understand our humanitarian, ethical, academic, and legal obligations when it comes to individuals’ privacy.

The definition and perception of privacy is not the same for different geographic regions, cultures, generations, or individuals – what one person, organization, or governing body is comfortable sharing may make others uncomfortable. Our boundless efforts in teaching, research, and service compel us to think about how our interactions and use of information, whether parsed or combined, impact individuals’ privacy.