• personally identifiable information (PII)

    Personally identifiable information (PII) is any data that could potentially identify a specific individual. PII can be sensitive or non-sensitive. Non-sensitive PII is information that can be tran...

  • Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)

    Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is a bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury. FinCEN was established in 1990 to safeguard financial systems from abuse by promoting tr...

  • Suspicious Activity Report (SAR)

    A Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) is a document that financial institutions must file with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) following a suspected incident of money laundering or f...

  • Big 4 (Final 4)

    The Big 4, also known as the Final 4, are the four largest international accounting and professional services firms.

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  • personally identifiable information (PII)

    Personally identifiable information (PII) is any data that could potentially identify a specific individual. PII can be sensitive or non-sensitive. Non-sensitive PII is information that can be transmitted in an unencrypted form. 

  • Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)

    Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is a bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury. FinCEN was established in 1990 to safeguard financial systems from abuse by promoting transparency in the U.S. and international financial sy... 

  • Suspicious Activity Report (SAR)

    A Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) is a document that financial institutions must file with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) following a suspected incident of money laundering or fraud. 

  • Big 4 (Final 4)

    The Big 4, also known as the Final 4, are the four largest international accounting and professional services firms. 

  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency of the United States (U.S.) federal government that preserves public confidence in the banking system by insuring deposits... (Continued) 

  • National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA)

    The National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA) is a not-for-profit trade association that develops operating rules and business practices for the nationwide network of automated clearing houses (ACHs) and for other areas of electronic paym... 

  • electronic discovery (e-discovery or ediscovery)

    Electronic discovery (also called e-discovery or ediscovery) refers to any process in which electronic data is sought, located, secured, and searched with the intent of using it as evidence in a civil or criminal legal case. 

  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP)

    The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) are rules that specify procedures for civil legal suits within United States federal courts... (Continued) 

  • Red Flags Rule (RFR)

    The Red Flags Rule (RFR) is a set of United States federal regulations that require certain businesses and organizations to develop and implement documented plans to protect consumers from identity theft. 

  • Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)

    The Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), also known as the Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act, is legislation passed by the United States Congress in 1970 that requires U.S. financial institutions to collaborate with the U.S. government in cases of s... 

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  • Consumer authentication in the financial industry

    In this discussion of the future of consumer authentication, Burton Group senior analyst Mark Diodati describes several new authentication methods banks and financial firms are using and how they avoided some pitfalls. 

  • personally identifiable information (PII)

    Personally identifiable information (PII) is any data that could potentially identify a specific individual. PII can be sensitive or non-sensitive. Non-sensitive PII is information that can be transmitted in an unencrypted form. 

  • Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)

    Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is a bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury. FinCEN was established in 1990 to safeguard financial systems from abuse by promoting transparency in the U.S. and international financial sy... 

  • Suspicious Activity Report (SAR)

    A Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) is a document that financial institutions must file with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) following a suspected incident of money laundering or fraud. 

  • Big 4 (Final 4)

    The Big 4, also known as the Final 4, are the four largest international accounting and professional services firms. 

  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency of the United States (U.S.) federal government that preserves public confidence in the banking system by insuring deposits... (Continued) 

  • National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA)

    The National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA) is a not-for-profit trade association that develops operating rules and business practices for the nationwide network of automated clearing houses (ACHs) and for other areas of electronic paym... 

  • electronic discovery (e-discovery or ediscovery)

    Electronic discovery (also called e-discovery or ediscovery) refers to any process in which electronic data is sought, located, secured, and searched with the intent of using it as evidence in a civil or criminal legal case. 

  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP)

    The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) are rules that specify procedures for civil legal suits within United States federal courts... (Continued) 

  • Red Flags Rule (RFR)

    The Red Flags Rule (RFR) is a set of United States federal regulations that require certain businesses and organizations to develop and implement documented plans to protect consumers from identity theft. 

  • Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)

    The Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), also known as the Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act, is legislation passed by the United States Congress in 1970 that requires U.S. financial institutions to collaborate with the U.S. government in cases of s... 

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