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Penn Policy

In brief, Penn's policies require every individual who works with sensitive data to share in the responsibility for keeping that data secure. Some important elements of the policies include:

  • Never use SSN's as an identifier unless absolutely necessary. Choose Penn ID number or another alternative if at all possible.
  • If SSN's are necessary, then data containing SSN's must be encrypted at all times.
  • A computer that stores sensitive data is subject to additional security requirements beyond, eg, an administrative workstation.

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