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Business and Policy Areas
Business and Policy Areas

FTC Red Flags Rule

The Federal Trade Commission, along with the banking regulatory agencies, has issued regulations intended to protect consumers from identity theft. Under the Red Flags Rule, as it is known, creditors with covered accounts are required to adopt and follow a written identity theft policy. Most colleges and universities are likely to be subject to the rule, which takes effect November 1, 2008. After several delays, FTC began officially enforcing the new identity theft rules under 16 CFR 681.2 on January 1, 2011.

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Share Your Efforts! NACUBO is seeking sample policies from any members who are willing to share their efforts.


Naomi Lefkovitz from the Federal Trade Commission discussed the new federal regulations to address identity theft during a webcast hosted by EDUCAUSE. The event, broadcast live on October 22, was archived and is available for viewing without charge. Please visit the EDUCAUSE website for details and connection instructions.

The webcast was offered by EDUCAUSE, in cooperation with NACUBO, American Council on Education (ACE), Coalition of Higher Education Assistance Organizations (COHEAO), College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) ,International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).



Anne Gross
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs