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Privacy Office

What We Do

The County of Santa Clara strives to protect the privacy and security of its residents. The Privacy Office works to promote this interest through a variety of initiatives.  Some of the activities we support include: policy development, vetting of surveillance technologies, analysis of data sharing projects, advocacy, privacy assessment activities, and special projects.  Read about the vision and strategic priorities of the Privacy Office here​.

Privacy Laws, Policies, and Standards

Privacy Law Many describe privacy legislation as a "patchwork" of laws, so the Privacy Office has brought together a listing of Federal Laws, State Laws, and County Ordinances related to privacy rights. We also list related industry privacy standards and guidance.  Read more...

Consumer Privacy Tips

Consumer Protection In an age of digital profiling—navigating social media, keeping track of privacy policies, and managing online profiles can seem like an uphill battle. To help people learn some common ways to protect their personal information, the Privacy Office has compiled a list of steps individuals can take to protect themselves and their identity.  Read more...

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