Cathedral Commons Room

Pitt Privacy Office

Forged in Individuality

Since 1787, Pitt has never stopped pushing the edge of what’s possible. While Pitt thrives on forging new paths, we remain focused on potential human impact and stay mindful of the privacy of our students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Pitt Privacy Office

The Office of Compliance, Investigations, and Ethics is home to the Pitt Privacy Office. The Pitt Privacy Office offers the following services: 

  • Consulting services to schools, departments, and units University-wide concerning privacy and the proper access and use of sensitive information

  • Lead University compliance efforts with state, federal, and international regulations

  • Review purchasing, data use, and other agreements for compliance with privacy regulations

  • Guide and manage incident responses

  • Assist with the development of policies and guidelines associated with privacy, data security, and data governance

  • Oversee compliance programs for privacy-related University Policies and Procedures

  • Support privacy-related training 

Privacy Regulations

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) creates national standards to protect patient health information.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) concerns data protection and privacy in the European Union, which also applies to the transfer of data outside of the EU.

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) requires organizations to explain information sharing practices to financial customers and to safeguard sensitive data.

Red Flags Rule

The Red Flags Rule relates to the implementation of identity theft prevention programs to detect warning signs of identity theft.

Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL)

The Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) is a comprehensive law seeking to protect privacy rights of citizens of the People's Republic of China.