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One Step Ahead
March 27, 2007, Volume 53, No. 27

One Step Ahead

Another tip in a series provided by the Offices of Information Systems & Computing and Audit, Compliance & Privacy.

Want More Control Over Info? Look for Opportunities

Whether at Penn or elsewhere, you may be looking for opportunities to take control in areas affecting your privacy.

Penn’s Privacy website has a “Manage Your Information” tab that identifies steps you can take to address many privacy concerns. Check your credit report for free, get on the national do-not-call list, or stop receiving pre-approved credit offers–all using resources described on the Penn Privacy website. You can also find out about privacy options at Penn, such as how to manage your spam filters, how to opt out of having certain information appear in your online directory listings, and more.

Visit www.upenn.edu/privacy for these and other resources.

Many other opportunities exist online and offline to exercise privacy choices. Look for default settings about marketing offers on websites you visit. Ask questions at retail and other establishments that ask for more information than you’re comfortable giving. Tell individual telemarketers that you wish to be placed on their “do-not-call list.” 

Ask questions, stay vigilant, protect yourself.




For additional tips, see the One Step Ahead link on the Information Security website: www.upenn.edu/computing/security/.

Almanac - March 27, 2007, Volume 53, No. 27