National Standards Organization ANSI Invites ID Experts to Join Identity Theft Prevention and Identity Management Panel

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ID Experts today announced that it has joined the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), specifically the ANSI Identity Theft Prevention and Identity Management Standards Panel (IDSP), to contribute to the effort of reducing and resolving identity crime. IDSP is a cross-sector initiative working to reduce identity theft and fraud by promoting the development and use of voluntary consensus standards and best practices. The members of the IDSP will gather April 27-28, 2009 in Arlington, Virginia. Rick Kam, ID Experts President and IDSP working group leader, will speak on the topic "Getting a Handle on the Problem: Measuring Identity Theft" where he will outline recent research on identity theft and data breach trends, identity theft protection services, and information security solutions.

ID Experts®, the leader in data breach prevention and remediation, today announced that it has joined the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), as a sponsoring organization of the ANSI Identity Theft Prevention and Identity Management Standards Panel (IDSP), to contribute to the effort of reducing and resolving identity crime. IDSP is a cross-sector initiative working to reduce identity theft and fraud by promoting the development and use of voluntary consensus standards and best practices.

The members of the IDSP will gather to discuss a number of topics including research and methodologies to better measure identity theft at the next IDSP plenary meeting to be held April 27-28, 2009 in Arlington, Virginia. Rick Kam, ID Experts President and IDSP working group leader, will speak on the topic "Getting a Handle on the Problem: Measuring Identity Theft" where he will outline recent research on identity theft and data breach trends, identity theft protection services, and information security solutions.

"ID Experts brings to the IDSP a wealth of knowledge learned by helping more than one million people who found their identities at risk because of a data breach," said James E. Lee of C2M2 Associates and Chair of the ANSI IDSP. "ID Experts is also helping to increase the protection of consumers by pushing for the adoption of a 'Bill of Rights' for victims of identity crimes. Identity crime victims have special needs that today's privacy laws and regulations just don't adequately address, especially when it comes to accessing and correcting their personal information used by businesses and government."

In addition to its efforts on measuring identity theft, the IDSP April meeting will consider implementation of the FTC red flag rules, customer authentication and the use of Social Security numbers, the need for identity verification guidelines, identity assurance, life-cycle management, biometric implementation use cases, and medical identity theft. The gathering is also an opportunity for information sharing among IDSP members and newcomers to the panel's work.

"Working with industry-wide participants is important as we collectively decide the type of standards that should be put into place to determine how we measure identity theft, which is continually evolving," said Rick Kam, president of ID Experts. "By sharing identity theft measurement methodologies and as we catalog and analyze inventories of research, we can better drive consensus for identity management and, ultimately, further solutions for consumer identity theft and corporate data breach prevention."

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ID Experts provides data breach services, identity theft protection and fully managed restoration services for individuals, corporations, industry associations and the government. The company's breach prevention and response teams are experts in working with organizations to assess breach risk, create breach prevention programs and resolve breach impact. For more information, visit http://www.idexpertscorp.com/.

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