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One Year Review of Electronic Privacy Policy

A University Policy on Electronic Privacy was implemented September 15, 2000 (see Almanac 9/19/00 for text of policy, and Almanac 9/16/00 for an interpretation of this policy). This implementation mandated a review of this policy at the end of the first year. This review is being conducted by the University Council Committee on Communications (UCCC). The Committee invites the University community to comment on this policy in writing or in person at a UCCC Meeting.

Written statements concerning the implementation and revision of this policy should be sent to Dr. David S. Smith, Chair, UCCC, Department of Anesthesia, HUP, or fax (215) 349-8133; or by e-mail,

If you wish to communicate orally with the Committee Chair leave a voice mail message at (215) 662-3722 (please clearly and slowly leave a contact number and the best time to return the call). Though anonymous communications will be accepted, submissions concerning this policy will have more impact if the UCCC can contact the sender for clarification. Any communications should note whether or not the sender wishes to present testimony in person to the UCCC. The comment period will close Friday November 16.

--David Smith, Chair, University Council Communications Committee

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 9, October 23, 2001


October 23, 2001
Volume 48 Number 9

To memorialize those who were victims of the September 11 attacks, Penn has created the Memorial Scholarship Fund.
A $7 million grant to launch the Center of Excellence for Patient Safety Research and Practice.
The Law School has named Edward Rock the inaugural Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law. Dr. Jason Scott Johnston has been named the Robert G. Fuller, Jr. Professor of Law.
The list of Penn alumni who died in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon is released.
View protocol for identifying and handling suspicious packages and what to do in case of a hazardous discharge. Public Safety will hold training sessions on bomb threats and suspicious packages.
The Policy on Electronic Privacy, which was implemented last fall, is now due for its mandated one-year review; comments are invited by November 16.
Speaking Out: another perspective on the possible six-month moratorium on the issuance of foreign student visas.
Presented at Council -- Safety and security update: from accreditation and arrest protocol to homeland security issues. An update on recommendations concerning services to students with disabilities.
As daylight savings time comes to an end next weekend, Public Safety offers tips for using public transportation safely after dark

For those who want to get away--international travel advisories; fellowships for research abroad and accommodations in London.