Sunday, June 1, 2008

Your Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

In my 16th of May post on Your Portrait, I mentioned HP's stringent privacy rules. Now that we are on a commercial platform, we can be stricter about privacy.

As you may have noticed, you can now comment anonymously, i.e., without HP Passport. We will now be strict about rejecting any comment with personally identifiable information (PII). When you submit your comments without personal contact details, we will be happy to publish them; if you miss your comment, resubmit it without PII, as we have no way to get back to you. Also, if you log in using HP Passport, make sure your user ID is not your email address (instructions on how to change your user ID are on the login page). Thanks!

Of course, comments with other's PII, especially when defamatory or character assassinations, violate the HP Standards of Business Conduct and are also rejected, as explained in the post on Snakes in Suits.