Identity theft in the spotlight

May 5, 2004

Banks, credit card cos. to discuss policy, best practices, technology

Inman News

In response to the growing concern over identity theft crimes, the Strategic Research Institute will host, "Identity Theft in Financial Services: Cause, Effect and Remedies," June 30 through July 1 at the Metropolitan Hotel in New York City.

The conference will include discussions of best practices, case studies and technological innovations relating to the fight against identity theft losses of financial services. It will also expand the dialogue between financial institutions and government agencies, and provoke discussion on the effectiveness and costs of present and potential policies and legislation.

Keynote speakers include representatives from Citigroup, Bank One N.A., Visa, MasterCard International, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Federal Trade Commission, American Bankers Association, National Credit Union Administration, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the FBI.

Approximately one in eight Americans has been the victim of identity theft in recent years, according to the Strategic Research Institute. The crime has caught attention from consumer advocacy groups, regulators and legislators.

The Strategic Research Institute creates, produces and manages conferences covering industry specific, business-to-business topics.

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