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One Step Ahead: Almanac Security Tips - 2014

In each issue, Penn's Journal of Record, The Almanac publishes helpful tips and hints for dealing with information security and privacy matters. This page is a collection of all those published thus far.
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Table of Contents (view all)

Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability
Security and Privacy Tips for World Travelers
Filing Taxes Online This Year? Take Steps to Protect Your Information!
If your computer runs Windows XP, you must update it now!
Why Should You Report Security Incidents? And How Do You Report One?
Photo and Video Privacy Issues
The Password is Dead, Long Live the Password!
Data Privacy Month: NSA Surveillance Panel at the National Constitution Center
Protecting Your Finances During This Yearís Holiday Shopping Season
Beware of Phishing E-mails in the Wake of Typhoon Haiyan
No E-mail from Penn Will Ask For Your Username/Password or SSN
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act: Does It Apply to Your Website?
October: National Cyber Security Awareness Month; Free Secure Disposal of Paper and Electronics
What Basic Rules Protect Student Information at Penn? (September 2013)
Protecting Privacy and Security on Penn + Box

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - Almanac Vol. 54, No. 34

Legal Requests for Penn's Electronic Records

It has been estimated that 93% of all business records now created are stored electronically. Civil litigators and criminal investigators have known the value of electronic records for years, and the market for electronic records discovery services is projected to grow 30% over the next five years.

Electronic discovery, or E-discovery, is a legal process in which electronic data is sought, located, secured and searched with the intent of using it as evidence in a civil or criminal legal case. In 2006 the US Supreme Court amended US Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to reflect the impact that electronic communications have had on organizations. The new rules state that any electronically stored data possessed by an organization is now subject to discovery (compulsory disclosure).

Since E-discovery requests are growing sharply, it is important to be familiar with Pennís E-discovery procedures:

  1. Under Penn policy, all requests for legal discovery are to be directed to Pennís Office of General Counsel.
  2. Office of General Counsel coordinates Pennís response to the request by notifying the affected Penn organization(s) and ISC Information Security.
  3. General Counsel and Information Security work with the affected organization(s) to ensure that covered data is preserved in its original form.

If you have questions about E-Discovery at Penn, please write to


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