In the event utility personnel detect red flags, such personnel shall take one or more of the following steps, depending on the degree of risk posed by the red flag:
   (A)   Prevent and mitigate.
      (1)   Continue to monitor an account for evidence of identity theft;
      (2)   Contact the customer;
      (3)   Not open a new account;
      (4)   Close an existing account;
      (5)   Reopen an account with a new number;
      (6)   Notify the Program Administrator for determination of the appropriate step(s) to take;
      (7)   Notify law enforcement; or
      (8)   Determine that no response is warranted under the particular circumstances.
   (B)   Protect customer identifying information. In order to further prevent the likelihood of identity theft occurring with respect to utility accounts, the utility will take the following steps with respect to its internal operating procedures to protect customer identifying information:
      (1)   Ensure complete and secure destruction of paper documents and computer files containing customer information;
      (2)   Ensure that office computers are password protected;
      (3)   Keep papers containing customer information secure;
      (4)   Ensure computer virus protection is up to date;
      (5)   Require and keep only the kinds of customer information that are necessary for utility purposes; and
      (6)   Ensure that its website is secure or provide clear notice that the website is not secure;
(Res. 2009-03, passed 5-7-2009)