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Creating a Compliance Program for Identity Theft Rules

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Abstract

New federal regulations to address identity theft go into effect November 1, 2008, and are likely to affect colleges and universities in nuanced ways. Compliance will require careful study and collaboration among business officers, human resources, legal counsel, student services, IT, and other affected campus units. The rules require users of consumer reports to develop reasonable policies and procedures to apply when they receive a notice of address discrepancy from a consumer reporting agency. They also require that institutions develop and implement an Identity Theft Prevention Program for combating identity theft in connection with new and existing accounts.

Who is subject to and must comply with the regulations on ID Theft Red Flags and Notices of Address Discrepancy? What business practices at colleges and universities are covered by the rules? What are some of the things that entities subject to the rules must do? What role does IT play in compliance with the rules? What are the penalties for failure to comply? This webcast will address these and many other questions, in addition to providing an online forum for community collaboration and sharing.

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