Access and Compliance
Regulations and Policies
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The following describes some of the key regulations and/or policies that govern the responsible use of data at the University.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) - protects the privacy of a student’s educational record. For more details about FERPA, visit http://www.umich.edu/~vpgc/faq_student.html and http://www.umich.edu/~regoff/ferpa/

State of Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) - provides the public access to University records. For more detailed information about FOIA, visit: http://www.umich.edu/~urel/foia.html

University Regents Bylaws, Privacy and Access to Information 14.07 - protects the privacy of all students, faculty, and staff. For more details about this bylaw, visit: http://www.umich.edu/~regents/bylaws/bylaws14.html#7

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) - protects the privacy of health information.  For more details about this bylaw, visit: http://www.med.umich.edu/u/compliance/areas/privacy/index.htm

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) - protect personal private information provided by "customers" (e.g., students, parents, employees, patients, etc.) of the University.  For more details about GLBA, visit: https://www.itss.umich.edu/umonly/

The UM must also comply with certain guidelines for handling requests involving international students, faculty, and staff. Visit http://www.ogc.umich.edu/faq_immigration.html  to review these guidelines.