Identity Theft Protection Committee (ITPC)

To ensure compliance with legal requirements governing Social Security Numbers (SSNs) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII), ECU established the Identity Theft Protection Committee (ITPC) to oversee the collection, segregation, disclosure and security of SSNs and PII and the development of related policies/regulations.

ITPC Request Process

  1. Submit the ITPC PII Use Request form for approval to collect, store, use or disclose SSNs or other PII subject to the North Carolina State Privacy and/or Identity Theft Protection Act(s).
  2. The ITPC reviews your request and may contact you with any questions.
  3. Submit a Technology Security Assessment request if new or unapproved technology will be used to process or store the PII in your request (e.g., software, devices, services, online service, etc.). Security concerns help determine approval of your request.
  4. The request is presented at the next available committee meeting for final approval. You may be asked to attend to address concerns from ITPC members.
    Allow at least 30 days for the entire process.

ECU’s SSN/PII policy was initially approved in 2007 and updated to a Regulation on July 20, 2012. This regulation states that SSN and PII information may only be collected, used and/or disclosed by ECU and its employees and agents as permitted by applicable law and university policy and only in furtherance of legitimate university business.

Contact Us

Questions concerning the requirements of this regulation should be directed to the ITPC at

Committee Members


  1. Disclosure Statement for Tax Reporting Obligations
  2. Disclosure Statement for Long-Term Follow-Up
  3. Disclosure Statement in Case of Injury Related to Study Participation
  4. Disclosure Statement Template
  5. Statement of Contractor Compliance