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Red Flag

Purpose

Mandated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Red Flags Rule requires the University of the Pacific to implement a written Identity Theft Prevention Program that is designed to detect warning signs ("red flags") of identity theft during the course of regular operations for covered accounts.  The program should result in increased detection and prevention of fraudulent activity, as well as help mitigate the consequences of such activity.

The official University of the Pacific Identity Theft Prevention Program (ITPP) can be reviewed at the Compliance Office in Anderson Hall.

Program Administration and Implementation

Administration of the Identity Theft Prevention Program at Pacific is the responsibility of the Red Flags Committee, as appointed by the CFO and Vice President for Business and Finance.  The committee will conduct periodic reviews of the program and update it as necessary.  The University Compliance Office will act as the Program Administrator and point of contact for issues related to the Red Flags Rule.

It is the expectation of the Committee that all Pacific departments, across all campuses, will review the materials provided on this website and update their respective policies and procedures as appropriate.   Information on the Red Flags Rule and the written Identity Theft Prevention Program will be disseminated by means of announcements, new employee orientation/training, and this website.

For More Information and Red Flags Examples:

Federal Register Text Adobe Acrobat File [803 Kb]

Federal Trade Commission Red Flags Site

Educause Resources on Red Flags