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Interim Institutional Compliance Officer: Lauren Steinfeld
November 14, 2006, Volume 53, No. 12

Lauren Steinfeld

Lauren Steinfeld, Chief Privacy Officer, has agreed to serve as the Interim Institutional Compliance Officer following Alice Tangredi-Hannon’s resignation this past September.  Over the past five years, Ms. Steinfeld has provided “outstanding leadership in developing and advancing Penn’s privacy agenda,” said Mary Lee Brown, associate vice president for Audit, Compliance and Privacy.

 Ms. Steinfeld was the first Chief Privacy Officer appointed in the higher education industry and was recently cited in Educause magazine as one of the “pioneers who have helped to define that [CPO] role.”  Through her efforts and those of her collaborators, Penn’s privacy model is recognized as a benchmark in higher education. 

Ms. Steinfeld and the assistant compliance officer, Linda Yoder, will continue to advance the institutional compliance function by leading periodic evaluation of compliance activities, coordinating and leveraging approaches to compliance, educating the community about general and specific compliance challenges, and promoting and managing Penn’s confidential reporting line: 1-888-BEN-TIPS.

Ms. Steinfeld previously served as associate chief counselor for privacy in the Executive Office of the President in Washington D.C. Prior to that, she was an attorney advisor to Commissioner Mozelle W. Thompson at the Federal Trade Commission. She was also a litigation associate with Morrison and Foerster, a Washington, D.C. based law firm.  Ms. Steinfeld graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from the College at Penn in 1989 and received her J.D. from NYU School of Law in 1992.

Almanac - November 14, 2006, Volume 53, No. 12