ID Analytics’ Chief Privacy Officer to Speak at Burton Group Catalyst Conference 2009

SAN DIEGO, CA – ID Analytics, the leader in on-demand identity intelligence, today announced that vice president of government affairs and chief privacy officer, Thomas Oscherwitz, will participate in a panel discussion at this year’s Burton Group Catalyst Conference in San Diego, California. The session titled, “The Age of Identity Oracles”, will define and examine the business models a variety of Identity Oracles use to deliver value to their enterprise and individual customers.

Identity Oracles are identity-based businesses that serve the information needs of companies that depend on identity while simultaneously protecting the privacy of individuals. Identity Oracles do not pass raw identity data to their customers. Instead, they add value to identity information and create strong relationships between individuals and relying-party businesses.

The Age of Identity Oracles session will address the following questions:

  • How do Identity Oracles structure business agreements to enable them to serve as identity intermediaries?
  • How do Identity Oracles find their markets? What’s their customer profile?
  • How does an Identity Oracle express the value of its service to potential customers?
  • Where do Identity Oracles get their identity information from?
  • Can Identity Oracles have a viable business without accepting liability?
  • How much of an Identity Oracle’s business is reducing risk, and how much of it is adding value?


Participants include:

  • Thomas Oscherwitz, Vice President of Government Affairs and Chief Privacy Officer, ID Analytics
  • Ron Carpinella, VP of Identity Management, Equifax
  • Mary Ruddy, Founder, Meristic, Inc.
  • Rick Rubin, CEO, OneHealthPort
  • Denise Tayloe, CEO, Privo


Date and Time: Wednesday, July 29 at 11:55 a.m. PT
Location: Sapphire CD Room, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

The Burton Group Catalyst Conference is a five-day, industry-shaping conference that explores cutting-edge ideas, current challenges and emerging technologies shaping today’s and tomorrow’s enterprise. Catalyst Conference is renowned for its attendee-driven agenda, high-profile speakers, in-depth content and fiercely independent point of view.

About Thomas Oscherwitz

In his role as vice president of government affairs and chief privacy officer at ID Analytics, Thomas Oscherwitz monitors and manages compliance with key government laws and regulations in the field of Identity Risk Management like the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) and the USA PATRIOT Act. With an extensive background in legislative policy-making, Oscherwitz regularly gives consulting advice to ID Analytics customers in the areas of privacy, regulation and legislation.

Oscherwitz joined ID Analytics from the Office of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Cal.) where he served as counsel to Feinstein and represented her for five years on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology, and Homeland Security. During his tenure in the Senate, Oscherwitz emerged as a legislative expert on identity theft and privacy policy. He participated in every major legislative debate on identity fraud and helped draft key fraud provisions of the FACT Act.

Prior to working for Feinstein, Oscherwitz was legislative assistant for Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Cal.) where he served as an aide on the House Science Committee and Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law. He also worked as a research fellow in the Program on Medical Ethics for the University of California, San Francisco.

Oscherwitz is a frequent public speaker on the topics of identity theft and risk management. In recent years he has addressed audiences at the Communications Fraud Control Association, the American Bar Association’s annual meeting, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Symposium on Cyber Security Risk Management, Privacy &American Business, and the Social Security Inspector General’s Office Conference on Identity Theft. Oscherwitz holds a Bachelors of Arts from Stanford University and a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

About ID Analytics, Inc.

ID Analytics, the leader in on-demand identity intelligence, protects both organizations and consumers by providing unprecedented visibility into fraud risk and credit potential. Building on the success of its industry-standard ID Score’, ID Analytics has pioneered a new generation of risk management solutions by combining the ID Network®– the nation’s only real time, cross-industry compilation of identity information; Personal Topology™- patented technology to dynamically interpret an individual’s identity characteristics and their connectedness to others; and proprietary Advanced AnalyticsSM. Leading telecommunications, financial services, retailing, utility, ecommerce, and healthcare companies, as well as key government agencies, trust ID Analytics to protect their customers, drive new revenue, reduce financial losses, and comply with federal regulations. ID Analytics is based in San Diego, CA.

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