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Enterprise System Catalog

The California Public Records Act (CPRA) requires local agencies such as San Benito County Water District (SBCWD) to create a catalog of Enterprise Systems and post it on its website no later than July 1, 2016. Annual updates are also required. An Enterprise System is a software application or computer system that collects, stores, exchanges and analyzes information that the agency uses that is:

  • A multi-departmental system or a system that contains information collected about the public; and
  • A system that serves as an original source of data within an agency

An Enterprise System does not include any of the following:

  • Information technology security systems, including firewalls and other cybersecurity systems.
  • Physical access control systems, employee identification management systems, video monitoring and other physical control systems.
  • Infrastructure and mechanical control systems, including those that control or manage street lights, electrical, natural gas or water or sewer functions.
  • Systems related to 911 dispatch and operation or emergency services.
  • Systems that would be restricted from disclosure by Section 6254.19 of the CPRA.
  • The specific records that the information technology system collects, stores, exchanges or analyzes.

 

CPRA requires agencies such as SBCWD to:

  1. Create a catalog of enterprise systems, containing:
    • Current system vendor
    • Current system product
    • System’s purpose
    • A description of categories or types of data
    • The department that is the prime custodian of the data
    • The frequency that system data is collected
    • The frequency that system data is updated
  2. To make the catalog publicly available upon request
  3. To post the catalog in a prominent location on the agency’s website

 

Exception: If the public interest served by not disclosing the information described clearly outweighs the public interest served by disclosure, the local agency may instead provide a system name, brief title or identifier of the system.