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Privacy Principles

 

Penn State’s Privacy program is built on core components and principles that:

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Comply with Regulations

Act in the community's best interest

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Can be easily understood, maintained, and monitored

The University has distilled these ideals into five core Privacy Principles that inform and guide its program.

Accuracy

Penn State is committed to ensuring personal information is correct, relevant to business purposes, and up-to-date.

Access

Penn State governs how individuals’ information may be used.

Accountability

Penn State holds faculty, staff, and students accountable. The University applies Privacy Principles in daily practice.

Protect

Penn State secures information according to the risk it poses.

Limit

Penn State limits the information it collects and retains.