C-25: Identity Theft Prevention

Adoption Date: 04/28/09 

The Board of Trustees of Prairie State College hereby establishes the Identity Theft Prevention Policy. The terms Covered Accounts, Confidential Information, Identity Theft, Identity Theft Prevention Program, Identity Theft Prevention Program Administrator, Identity Theft Prevention Program Committee, Identifying Information, Sensitive Information, as used herein shall have the meanings set forth in the Federal Trade Commission’s Red Flag Rules and the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003.

The Board of Trustees shall appoint an Identity Theft Prevention Program Administrator (Administrator) who shall be authorized and directed to design, implement, and maintain an Identity Theft Prevention Program in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s Red Flag Rules (16 C.F.R. §681.1 et seq.) and the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions (FACT) Act of 2003 (Pub.L. 108-159, 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.). The Administrator shall be selected from among the following members of senior management in the College:

  1. Vice President of Business and Information Services
  2. Executive Director of Management Information Systems and Services
  3. Executive Director of Human Resources and Employee Relations
  4. Chief of Police and Director of Campus and Public Safety
  5. Controller and Director of Business Services

The Identity Theft Prevention Program shall apply to all Confidential and Sensitive Identifying Information in Covered Accounts that is collected, processed, transmitted, transferred, stored, or disposed of that puts the College’s students, faculty, staff, vendors, or community members at risk for Identity Theft.

The Administrator may establish an Identity Theft Prevention Program Committee to assist in the development, implementation, and maintenance of the Identity Theft Prevention Program.

The Administrator shall report to the Board on the status of the Identity Theft Prevention Program annually or whenever significant changes have been made to the program.