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Internet Pioneer Dick Hardt to Deliver Keynote at Upcoming IDSP Plenary Meeting

New York, Sep 10, 2007

Dick Hardt, founder & CEO of Sxip Identity Corp., will be the featured keynote speaker at the 2007 Plenary Meeting of the Identity Theft Prevention and Identity Management Standards Panel (IDSP), to be held September 24th in Washington, DC. Jointly sponsored by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB), the IDSP is a cross-sector coordinating body working to develop a comprehensive resource of standards, guidelines and best practices that businesses and other organizations can use to prevent and respond to identity theft and fraud.

A visionary in web applications and open source software, Hardt has been active in technology development for over two decades. His most recent venture, Sxip Identity, is the leader in Identity 2.0, creating simple, secure, and open solutions for the next generation of internet identity. Hardt’s keynote will explore what is identity, its evolution on the web, and what might happen in the future.

“We’re very excited to have Dick Hardt as our keynote speaker,” commented IDSP chair Joe Gurreri, vice president of global solutions development and consulting for TransUnion. “Dick has a crisp and insightful message about the future of online identity that will be a perfect thought-starter as we sit down to discuss the development of a standards-based tool kit that will help businesses and other organizations protect themselves and their customers from the threat of identity theft and fraud.”

Since its inaugural meeting in 2006, the IDSP has compiled a substantial catalogue of standards, guidelines, best practices, laws, and proposed legislation relating to identity-related issues. From data management and breach notification to validation of identity credentials, the IDSP plenary will engage participants in a discussion of the various identity-related problem areas identified by the panel’s working groups, applicable standards, guidelines and best practices that address these problems, and potential gaps where new standards may be desirable. The format will be highly interactive with participants sharing their perspectives to help shape the panel’s recommendations and report, which are expected to be delivered in early January 2008. Subject matter experts, including leaders in policy, IT, standards, compliance, and underwriting, are invited to attend. The event is sponsored by ChoicePoint, Debix, North American Security Products Organization (NASPO) and TransUnion.

For additional information, see the IDSP 2007 plenary meeting page.

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