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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 Year’s 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, October 22, 2013 - Almanac Vol. 60, No. 10

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act: Does It Apply to Your Website?

As concerns over online marketing targeted at children increased in the 1990s, Congress passed the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). COPPA provides that a website - or any online service - collecting personal information from children under 13 must obtain verifiable consent for that collection from parents; provide a privacy notice describing what information is collected and how it will be used; and store the collected information securely. Recently, the COPPA regulations were updated to protect children's geolocation data, unique device identifiers and other types of information.

To help ensure compliance with COPPA, it is important for operators of any University websites that interact with children to know exactly what information they are collecting from children and how that information is being used and stored. If your program's website includes sections/pages that interact with children, please contact Penn's Privacy Office at so that we may assist in assessing any compliance obligations that may apply.


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