Instructions for handling FBI/Federal Law Enforcement Information Requests at UCSC

The following instructions for handling FBI/Federal Law Enforcement information requests were communicated to the entire ITS Division on behalf of Larry Merkley, Vice Provost for Information Technology, on December 7, 2007:

Dear Colleagues:

I write to provide you with important instructions for handling FBI/Federal Law Enforcement information requests at UCSC. This information is provided from the Office of Campus Counsel, Carole Rossi. 

You must not respond to any request from the FBI or other federal law enforcement agent for preservation or production of records, whether written or oral, without instruction from Campus Counsel or the Office of the General Counsel at Office of the President. 

If an FBI or other federal agent approaches you and tries to give you a written order to preserve and/or produce records, tell him/her that you cannot accept it and that it must be served on the Office of Campus Counsel. In the unlikely event that he/she insists on giving it to you anyway, take it immediately to the Office of Campus Counsel by contacting Carole Rossi at 459-3126 / crossi@ucsc.edu. 

Please read the official Instructions to IT Employees for Handling FBI/Federal Law Enforcement Information Requests posted online for more information. http://www.ucop.edu/information-technology-services/policies/it-policies-and-guidelines/legislative-and-other-guidance/files/fbi_it_inst.pdf

ITS employees may contact Campus Counsel (contact info above) or the IT Policy Office, itpolicy@ucsc.edu or 9-2779, with questions about these instructions.