Keeping Current on Privacy, November 24, 2008

Presentation by Lauren Steinfeld, Chief Privacy and Institutional Compliance Officer to Penn Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty (PASEF).

Joining Penn in 2002, Ms. Steinfeld brings to the University and the Health System a uniquely valuable portfolio of expertise and experience in privacy matters. She served as Associate Chief Counselor for Privacy at the Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President. At the White House, she helped develop privacy policy for the Administration in the areas of medical records, financial data, online privacy, Social Security numbers, public record information, government records and others. Before arriving at OMB, Ms. Steinfeld served as Attorney Advisor to Federal Trade Commissioner Mozelle Thompson. As an advisor, she was involved in the legal and policy aspects of some of the first Internet- and privacy-related cases brought by the FTC. 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.

A summary of her presentation follows.

Identity Theft - Protecting your Data

Identity theft is a relatively easy crime to commit, once a person has access to certain personal information:

Protect Yourself Offline

Protect Yourself Online

Safe Use of Technology

Identity Theft - Proactive Services

Other Significant User Controls

Brief Overview of Major Penn Programs

Resources