Identity theft and protection of personal information have become very important topics in today's technological world, and congregations are not immune to these concerns. The Federal Trade Commission recently laid out their "Red Flag" rules and there is a new Massachusetts regulation in effect that is aimed at protecting personal information.
The following documents will walk you through compliance procedures. While complying with these rules may seem like a daunting task, rest assured it isn't, and the Union is here to help. Using these documents as guides you will discover there are really four main steps: Identify the risks and red flags that may affect the congregation; create a policy and procedure based on those risks; implement the policy and procedures; and review the policies and procedures periodically. We hope these guides will help you to easily create policies and procedures so that your synagogue can play a part in protecting your congregants from identity theft.