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Office of Information Security

University Privacy Office

Part of the Office of Information Security, The University Privacy Office promotes an organizational culture that provides oversight and leadership to Penn State faculty, staff, and students so they may conduct operations and activities with a reasonable expectation of privacy. We commit to compliance with local and regulatory requirements and University policies, standards, and guidelines.

Contact: privacy@psu.edu

Services

HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA)

Penn State remains committed to keeping your protected health information (PHI) private.

Learn more about HIPAA.

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)

Requires a baseline set of standards for organizations that process personal information.

Learn more about GDPR.

PAYMENT CARD INDUSTRY DATA SECURITY STANDARD (PCI-DSS)

A set of security standards that governs those who process, transmit, or store credit cardholder data.

Learn more about PCI-DSS.

PRIVACY COUNCIL

Partnering together to ensure privacy is attainable and achievable for the University community.

Learn more about Privacy Council.

PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION (PII)

The Pennsylvania Data Security Breach Notification Laws applies to specific data elements. 

Learn more about PII.

PRIVACY IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Analyze how a unit collects, uses, shares, and maintains identifiable information on behalf of Penn State. 

Learn more about Privacy Impact Assessment.