|Do you have customers or employees?
It's everyone's responsibility to do what they can to fight identity theft and consumer fraud. This responsibility, and liability, is much greater for businesses and organizations that have customers and employees.
Businesses and organizations of all types and sizes have become targets for crooks to steal personal and financial information. This 21st century crime has become an epidemic problem.
Many federal and state laws and industry regulations have been enacted that now require businesses and organizations of all sizes to take proper steps to protect their customers and employees against identity theft and fraud.
The following 8 questions will help you determine whether you must comply with one or more of the information security regulations.
Does your business:
If you answered YES to any one of the questions above, you must comply with one or more federal and state laws or industry regulations for protecting personal information.
- Collect, process, or store any personally identifiable information for your customers such as name, address, social security number, driver's license number, birth dates, etc.?
- Collect, process, or store any financial information for your customers such as loans, bank accounts, insurance, taxes, accounting, investments, debts, credit reports, real estate information, etc.?
- Collect, process, or store any health related personal information for your customers such as medical records, treatment, health insurance, billing, etc.?
- Collect, process, or store any personal information about your employees such as name, address, social security number, birth dates, 401K, health benefits, tax information, etc.?
- Extend credit or payment terms to your customers?
- Provide products or services and then invoice or bill your customers?
- Accept credit cards as a form of payment?
- Share customer information with any third parties?
Learn about the major security regulations, full details of who must comply, and related penalties and fines for non-compliance.
InfoSafe - compliance made easy.
InfoSafe is the leading information security compliance and certification program, helping businesses to meet these requirements and best practices in a single overall, easy to implement, and affordable compliance program.
Becoming InfoSafe Certified means your business meets or exceeds the minimum recommended standards and requirements for protecting your customer's and employee's personal information against identity theft and fraud. It also shows your commitment to doing business the right way, with a genuine commitment to privacy, safety and trust.