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UC Berkeley Economics Department - SB 1386 Compliance

Email from the Chair

Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 16:38:24 -0700
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Dear Colleagues,

Identity theft is serious matter and we need to take steps to prevent it from
happening here.  California law requires notification of any person whose
confidential personal information may have been compromised as a result of a security
breach.  Many of us collect data that may contain confidential personal information.
It is essential that we know about such data and where they are located in the event
of a security breach.  For this reason we need everyone in the department to review
the attached memo and complete the survey.  If you don't have confidential personal
data, you only need to check the relevant box(es) in Section A.

If you think this does is not a serious issue and can't happen here, I refer you to
the news item on the UC Berkeley website at
Rich Gilbert

PDF version of form and covering letter.

Previous SB1386 notice:

Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 09:15:53 -0800 (PST)
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Economics Faculty and Students:

Identity theft is a major concern for the campus and should be a major
concern for you.  It is both a law in California (SB 1386)and a
University of California policy that individual users of computers are
responsible for eliminating third-party personal information on their
systems, and for ensuring the security of third-party personal
information that must be retained for business purposes.

The department urges everyone to examine their files periodically and
erase any information that includes a person's name (first name or
initial and last name) in combination with any of the following:
Social Security number, California driver's license or identity
card, financial account information and access codes, and credit card
information and access codes.

Don't be a victim - protect yourself and others from identity theft!

Richard Gilbert