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Data Incident Notification Toolkit

Saturday, January 1, 2005

Abstract

The Data Incident Notification Toolkit includes resources that cover a range of issues that commonly arise in the heat of the moment when responding to data incidents. If your institution has a data incident, you will find these templates helpful on topics such as building a press release, drafting a notification letter to potential victims, creating a website with information about the specific incident, preparing for the handling of hotline calls and frequently asked questions, and constructing a website with tips on preventing and dealing with identity theft. In addition, a selection of other resources have been gathered for your easy reference: federal and state legal requirements; sample college and university policies, procedures, and plans; suggestions for determining the threshold for notification (whether or not to notify); general resources on identity theft; and real-life accounts from colleges and universities who have completed one or more incident notification processes.

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