Identity Theft Prevention Policy (Red Flags)

The Federal Trade Commission, pursuant to the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, has issued "Red Flags" rules relating to the prevention of identity theft. All entities engaging in activities covered by the FACTA Red Flags rules must comply with the rules. Salem State, after considering the size and complexity of its operations and accounting systems and the nature and scope of its activities, has determined that it does engage in the types of activities covered by the rules and, therefore, must implement policy and procedures to prevent identity theft to comply with the rules. Compliance is required by November 1, 2009. The administration prepared the Identification Theft Prevention Policy; this policy was approved by the Salem State College Board of Trustees on September 23, 2009. In addition procedures were implemented by November 1, 2009. Joseph F. X. Donovan, associate vice president for finance, is the program administrator. The link to the approved policy is below. 

Salem State "Red Flags" Progam

Identity Theft Prevention Policy (Red Flags)

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Federal Trade Commission - Identity Theft Rules

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Executive Order 504 - Order regarding the security and confidentiality of personal information 
MGL. Chapter 93H - Security Breaches 
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