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Responsible Computing Use Policy

Read about UC San Diego policies that govern the use of computer systems and disclosure of information.

Note: Failure to comply with UC San Diego policies and state and federal laws that govern disclosure of information and use of computer systems may result in disciplinary action, including release from employment.

Disclosure of confidential information: It is against UC San Diego policy to seek out or use personal or confidential information relating to others for personal interest or advantage. Employees responsible for the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of information about individuals that relates to individuals' personal lives, including employment, medical history, financial transactions, marital status, and dependents, must hold this information in confidence. Unauthorized disclosure of confidential information may result in charges of invasion of privacy.

Systems regulations: Employees who receive a computer access code (username and password) are liable for any and all activities on their accounts. Usernames and passwords are accorded the same significance as a handwritten signature; delegation of a username and password to another person, or use of another person's username or password, may be considered false representation.

Employees who maliciously access, alter, delete, damage, or destroy any computer system, network, computer program, or data may be charged with a felony.

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