QUICK FACTS

OFFICE OF

UNIVERSITY COUNSEL

919-962-1219

 

Security Breach:

"An incident of unauthorized access to and acquisition of unencrypted and unredacted records or data containing personal information where illegal use of the personal information has occurred or is reasonably likely to occur or that creates a material risk of harm to an individual."

 

Identifying Information

includes:

 

* Social security or employer taxpayer identification numbers.

 

* Drivers license, State identification card, or passport numbers (except drivers license numbers appearing on law enforcement records)

 

* Checking and savings account numbers.

 

* Credit and debit card numbers.

 

* Personal Identification (“PIN”) Code as defined in N.C.G.S. 14‑113.8(6).

 

* Digital signatures.

 

*Any other numbers or information that can be used to access a person’s financial resources.

 

* Biometric data.

 

* Fingerprints.

 

* Passwords.

 

 

 

 

 

 RESOURCES FOR RESPONDING TO

SECURITY BREACHES OF

CERTAIN IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

 

 

Resources for University Departments

 

"Protocol for Responding to Security Breaches of Certain Identifying Information"

http://www.unc.edu/campus/policies/breach_protocol.html

 

Template Letter for Response to Security Breach - send to Individuals Potentially Affected

(for use by University Departments - see Protocol, above, and contact the Office of University Counsel)

enclosures with template letter: 

 FTC Brochure - Your Access to Free Credit Reports

 FTC Brochure - What to Do If Your Personal Information Has Been Compromised

 Sample "Credit Monitoring Services Informational Sheet"

 

Resources for Individuals

 

Resources for Individuals Regarding Security Breaches of Information

 

Federal & State Resources

 

Federal Trade Commission

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft//

 

NC Department of Justice

http://noscamnc.gov/

 

NCDOT Division of Motor Vehicles

http://www.ncdot.org/dmv/other_services/licensetheft/identityTheft.html

 

Other Resources

 

"Information Compromise and the Risk of Identity Theft:
Guidance for Your Business"

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/business/idtheft/bus59.htm

 

"Take Charge: Fighting Back Against Identity Theft"

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/idtheft/idt04.htm

 

Identify Theft Resource Center

http://www.idtheftcenter.org/index.shtml

 

Internet Crime Complaint Center (FBI and Nat'l White Collar Crime Center)

http://www.ic3.gov/