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IDSP to Hold Inaugural Meeting: Stakeholders Respond to Identity Fraud and Management Issues

New York, Nov 01, 2006

The Identity Theft Prevention and Identity Management Standards Panel (IDSP), a cross-sector coordinating body jointly sponsored by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) will hold its inaugural meeting, November 16-17 in Arlington, VA. Participants will begin work on a comprehensive resource of standards and guidelines that businesses and other organizations can use to prevent and respond to identity theft and fraud.

The charge of the IDSP is to facilitate the timely development of voluntary consensus standards and guidelines that will equip and assist the private sector, government and consumers in minimizing the scope and scale of identity-related issues. The panel's aim is to compile within 12-18 months the spectrum of existing standards and guidelines germane to this issue into a widely accessible single resource, and to identify areas where updated or new standards are needed.

The IDSP inaugural meeting will provide an opportunity for information-sharing and engagement with the broader community of stakeholders to provide input that will help shape the panel's future work program. Linda Parnes, director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission will be a featured speaker at the event. A series of general sessions and breakout groups will open participant dialogue on standards-based solutions relative to the life cycle of identity theft and management concerns. Topics to be addressed include:

  • data breach notification and data custody best practices;
  • challenges of identity authentication;
  • industry, consumer, and government countermeasures to identity abuse; and
  • legislative and regulatory developments.

A preliminary draft agenda and registration information are available on the panel's website at

Membership in the IDSP is open to all affected parties. Representatives of industry, standards development organizations, trade and professional associations, government agencies, consumer groups, organized labor, academia and other groups are welcome to join. Information about joining IDSP is available on the IDSP home page (click on “Membership”).

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