The Oregon Identity Theft Protection Act was established to help protect Oregon citizens from the financial burden brought on by identity theft. The act requires special care be taken when dealing with data elements that can be used for identity theft. These elements include social security numbers, credit card and financial account numbers and driver’s license numbers, state identity card numbers or Passport numbers. Do not store this information in electronic form on your computer! Those who deal with this type of information on a regular basis need to be familiar with University policy regarding the appropriate use of and protection of these data elements.
In Be Aware: Respond, we’ll discuss some basic measures you can take to protect your computer and your data from risks.