PacificEast To Co-Chair OIX Telecom Data Working Group

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PacificEast Research joins the Open Identity Exchange (OIX). CIO Scott Rice to Co-Chair National Telecom Data Working Group

The Telecom Data Trust Framework is conceived of as a methodology and means of ensuring that high quality, up-to-date information speeds and improves Internet transactions

PacificEast, a leading provider of real-time information services to businesses in the United States and Canada, today announced that it has joined OIX, the Open Identity Exchange, and that its CIO, Scott Rice, will be co-chairing the Telecom Data Working Group, a forum of telecom industry experts tasked with developing rules for the establishment of a Telecom Data Trust Framework. “Recent government regulations allow new applications to use telephone subscriber data for fraud prevention and other identity-centric applications,” said Don Thibeau, president of OIX. “The Telecom Data Trust Framework is conceived of as a methodology and means of ensuring that high quality, up-to-date information speeds and improves Internet transactions while being shared securely and accurately. Scott’s background designing telecom-data-centric authentication systems and PacificEast’s experience providing contact data solutions for ID verification and fraud prevention over the internet will contribute a balanced, market perspective to the framework which is intended to specify a consistent, secure means for telecommunication service providers to authenticate identity information.”    Due to a complex fabric of federal and state regulations the telecom carriers can find it challenging to develop solutions that provide new services to their subscribers. “I believe it will be a great advantage to the group to have a neutral, open, third party like OIX overseeing and verifying the process” noted Mr. Rice.    “The carriers, third party identity verification service providers like PacificEast and, most of all, the subscribers all need to feel comfortable with any use of telecom data; OIX provides an excellent foundation on which to build the necessary trust.”    

About Open Identity Exchange
The Open Identity Exchange (OIX) is a neutral, technology agnostic, nonprofit provider of certification trust frameworks for online identity. Its certification credentials can be used across multiple sites, jurisdictions and networks. OIX was founded by grants from the OpenID and Information Card Foundations and support from companies including Google, PayPal, AT&T, Equifax, VeriSign, Verizon, and CA Technologies. For more information, visit openidentityexchange.org

About PacificEast Research
PacificEast Research is a provider of North American real-time information services to Call Center, Healthcare, Financial Service, Business Service, Non-Profit and Telecommunication clients. Since 1982 PacificEast has powered its business clients with contact information and a broad line of identity validation, authentication, address correction and telephone contact services.    PacificEast is headquartered in both Canada near Vancouver, B.C. and in the US near Portland, Oregon.    For more information, contact PacificEast at 1-800-665-8400 or at http://www.pacificeast.ca or http://www.pacificeast.com.

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