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Registration Now Open for IDSP Plenary Meeting to Consider Measures to Combat Identity Theft and Fraud

New York, Jul 26, 2007

The Identity Theft Prevention and Identity Management Standards Panel (IDSP) announces that registration is open for the September 24, 2007, IDSP plenary meeting, to be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center 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.

“The 2007 IDSP plenary meeting will bring together a wide span of expertise focused on an outcome which will better protect consumers and the businesses, organizations, and governments that serve them. These experts will view an early release of the IDSP’s work-to-date, and participate in workshops to complete the assessment of standards and best practices in guarding identity,” commented IDSP chair Joseph V. Gurreri, III, vice president of global solutions development and consulting at TransUnion. “We encourage all subject matter experts, including leaders in policy, IT, standards, compliance, and underwriting to attend the meeting and contribute meaningful recommendations to identify gaps that suggest a need for new standards or guidelines.”

Since its inaugural meeting last fall, the IDSP has compiled a substantial catalogue of standards, guidelines, best practices, laws, white papers, glossaries, conformity assessment schemes, and proposed legislation. It also has considered various identity fraud-related problems, idealized “dream states” and possible solutions, and prioritized the most critical issues. The panel currently is performing a gap analysis, considering these problem areas against the backdrop of its inventory of standards and various process flows related to the acquisition of identity credentials and a typical new account establishment procedure.

The September meeting will include presentations from the panel’s three working groups focusing respectively on the issuance, exchange and maintenance of identity data, accompanied by general session and breakout discussion that will feed into the development of the panel’s report and recommendations.

Items to be discussed include:

  • Identity credentials – issuance processes and security
  • New account processing and authentication
  • Data management practices
  • Breach notification
  • Assistance to the consumer

The meeting is expected to draw participants from industry, trade associations, government, consumer groups, standards developing organizations, and others, providing a range of perspectives. Diamond sponsors for the event are ChoicePoint, Debix and TransUnion. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Registration is complimentary for current IDSP members. Registration for non-members is $199 if received on or before August 15; thereafter, $249 (includes admission, materials, continental breakfast, break refreshments, and admission to networking event). For additional information, or to register, see the IDSP 2007 plenary meeting event page.

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