New organization works to employ best practices to help protect against identity theft
| 10.16.2007 | 13:33:21 | Views: 4054 | ID:
October 16 '07: In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, one of the salient problems facing those residents along the Gulf Coast was their ability to prove who they were to be able to receive the necessary services for recovery after the storm. Identity theft was rampant, and today is a growing problem for many people and corporations. In a press release today, a new initiative has been launched which partners industry, government, and academic organizations together "to develop and promote standards for identity credentials."
The Center for Ethical Identity Assurance's goal, according to the press release, is to "develop ... a draft Consumer Bill of Rights to protect personal information and safeguard against identity fraud." Symposia and educational conferences will help to push new ideas.Working on best practices to create stronger credentialling best practices is also not something new to the Department of Homeland Security which faces similar challenges when handling sensitive information before/during and after a disaster. By working to establish protocols and best practices the right people will get the right information in a timely fashion. Likewise, CEIA members hope to establish a simulacrum of best practices which can help consumers get the right information safely. "The Center's mission is to establish and promote globally interoperable standards and best practices for identity assurance of physical identity credentials (levering technologies such as smartcards, RFID and biometrics) among others.
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