NACHA Rule Change

September 2013: ACH Security Framework

On September 20th, 2013, the ACH Security Framework Rule change will be implemented. The ACH Security Framework establishes minimum data security obligations for ACH Network participants to protect ACH data within their purview. This Rule is aimed at protecting the security and integrity of certain ACH data throughout its lifecycle, and is intended to be consistent with other data security obligations of ACH Network participants.

The Rule implementation includes three sets of rules:

  • Protection of Sensitive Data and Access Controls
  • Self-Assessment; and
  • Verification of Third-Party Senders and Originators

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