signature line amended: privacy, information, surveillance

I’m a bit concerned that my signature file on my email is already long (name, office number, website, and an Ana├»s Nin quotation), but after reading Tenured Radical’s excellent post, and especially this post at the Blogora that linked there, today I added to my penn state email:

Note: This account is university-owned and thus not private and may be solicited by anyone via the Freedom of Information Act, as I am a public employee. Matters of a personal or political nature should be sent to my gmail account: [Email]

I’ll admit to not being entirely certain if this is necessary, but perhaps it’s just better to remind myself and others that personal communication is better on a non-university account.

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