88  Institution Privacy Policies PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY AD53 Privacy Policy https://policy.psu.edu/policies/ad53 ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES AADD5533 PPrriivvaaccyy PPoolliiccyy Policy Status: Active Subject Matter Expert: Holly Swires, 814-863-5915, hzl104@psu.edu (mailto:hzl104@psu.edu) Policy Steward: Vice President for Administration Contents: Purpose Definitions Scope Policy Implementation and Exceptions Policy Violations Further Information Cross References PURPOSE: To establish a framework for compliance and responsibility regarding privacy and the protection of an individual's personal information. DEFINITIONS: Confidentiality - ensuring that information is not disclosed to unauthorized individuals. Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Information maintained by the University that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual's identity that specifically includes Social Security Numbers (SSNs), credit card numbers, bank account numbers, Driver's License numbers, state ID numbers, passport numbers, biometric data (including fingerprints, retina/facial images, and DNA profile), or protected health information. These data elements are defined by the University as personally identifiable information. Privacy Governance Board - The Privacy Governance Board shall consist of the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, the Chief Information Security Officer, the Privacy Officer and the Vice President for Human Resources or their delegees, as appropriate. The role of the Privacy Governance Board will be to advise the Executive Vice President and Provost on privacy related matters. Members from individual units may be consulted/added to the Privacy Governance Board on an ad hoc basis, as needed. Protected Health Information - Individually identifiable health information that is collected from an individual, created or received by a health care provider, health plan, health care clearinghouse, or other employee of one of the Covered Components of the University. This PHI is confidential and must be treated as protected under HIPAA. Protected Health Information relates to the past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of an The Pennsylvania State University Policies Website
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