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Faculty & Staff
IT Security Policies
Different departments are responsible for different aspects of compliance. The
Rice University Compliance Matrix
is a helpful resource in this regard.
For more information on Title IX Requirements (SaVE - Sexual Violence Elimination Act) visit
Specific questions about compliance can be directed to the
Rice Compliance Office
Texas Personal Information Data Privacy Notification and Encryption Law:
Business and Commerce Code Chapter 521
FTC Red Flags Rule
Rice University Identity Theft Prevention Program
was developed using the guidance provided by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) “Red Flags Rule,” found in 16 C.F.R. 681.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
– Student records are covered by the requirements of this act. Specifics about FERPA at Rice can be found
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
– Describes protections for health information.
Gramm Leach Bliley Act (GLBA)
– Requires financial institutions to protect nonpublic personal information.
Payment Credit Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS)
– Personal credit card information is covered by these data security standards and apply to anyone who is a merchant or handles credit card and debit card transactions. Information about taking credit cards at Rice can be found
Data Security is everyone’s responsibility.