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 and

State of Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) - provides the public access to University records. For more detailed information about FOIA, visit:

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:

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) - protects the privacy of health information.  For more details about this bylaw, visit:

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:

The UM must also comply with certain guidelines for handling requests involving international students, faculty, and staff. Visit  to review these guidelines.