As identity theft has become one of the fastest growing crimes in the nation, steps are being taken by various institutions to safeguard the personal information of consumers. Institutions of higher education have an obligation to both protect the privacy of students, as well as faculty and staff, and to safeguard any personal, non-public information.
In summer, 2003, President Stephen Weber and the SDSU Cabinet Budget Committee approved funds to implement an alternative identification system that would protect identity even further.
The result of this campus-wide collaboration is a new nine-digit ID number called “Red ID.” Beginning March 22, all faculty, staff, and students will use their Red IDs for all transactions at SDSU.
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