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Anne Arundel Community College is committed to preventing identity theft to protect its students, employees, and customers and thereby ensuring the safe and responsible operations of the college.  The college shall comply with the Red Flags Rule standards issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in accordance with the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACT), an amendment of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).  The Red Flags Rule requires the college to implement an Identity Theft Prevention Program to respond to items identified as “red flags” to detect or mitigate identity theft.

This policy provides for the establishment of an Identity Theft Prevention Program to identify relevant patterns, practices, and specific forms of activity that are red flags signaling possible identity theft; respond appropriately to any red flags that are detected; and regularly update the program to reflect changes in risks from identity theft. 

The President or his/her designee shall, and is hereby authorized to, develop, implement, maintain, and keep current an educational and informational program consistent with this policy.  The Board of Trustees hereby authorizes the President, or his/her designee, to develop and establish appropriate procedures to implement and enforce this policy. 

Policy Title: Identity Theft Prevention Policy

Policy Category: Administration, Business and Fiscal Affairs 

Policy Owner: Vice President of Information and Instructional Technology 

Policy Administrator: Director, Information Security 

Contact Information: John Williams;; 410-777-1255 

Approval Date: December 8, 2009 

Effective Date: December 8, 2009 

History: N/A 

Applies to: All faculty, staff, students, and visitors 

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