The COVID-19 pandemic has caused our country to drastically change its ways of operating. As a student, I felt as if my college experience has been stripped from me. While technology has quickly become the center of successful communication for learning, socializing, and working for universities, could it have done more to enable the return of ‘normality’ sooner?
The Digital Identity Blog
As hospital systems have grown over the years and pursued extended outreach programs, compliance officers have faced greater challenges in managing background checks, clinician licenses and clinician certifications.
What’s going on with data privacy legislation in the US?
Answer: There’s a lot going on. Besides the whispers of federal data privacy legislation in the future, there’s a lot in the works for a majority of states in the US. If you know about California and CCPA, think along those lines - but for every state, each with their own intricacies and penalties.
As the World begins to ease COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, travel, and the entertainment industries, businesses are looking forward to how to do this confidently and safely. The largest immunization movement in history is providing one level of confidence, however it will be a long and slow process until global population has herd immunity. There are various ways to prove vaccination or negative tests to prove a person is healthy, yet there are limited ways to properly demonstrate and memorialize health status efficiently and securely. Unfortunately, as a society we are still reliant upon oversized vaccination cards and repetitive manual processes which unnecessarily expose sensitive personal information and are prone to fraud and counterfeiting.
As part of Verif-y’s ongoing efforts to educate organizations and individuals about digital identity, we thought it might be useful to dedicate a post to the current challenges related to the protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII), as well as provide suggestions on potential mitigation strategies.
Real-World Credential Fraud: Netflix releases Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal
If you haven’t watched Netflix’s new special (I highly recommend you do), here is a brief summary.
The documentary re-enacts transcripts of conversations recorded by FBI wire taps from their investigation nicknamed Operation Varsity Blues. The FBI investigated a widespread college admissions scam conducted between Rick Singer and high paying parents to get their children into prestigious U.S. colleges and universities.
The noise disrupted the otherwise silent room, and I glanced over at the bright rectangular glow emanating from my phone screen.
A consumer’s data footprint is established from the moment they are born and lingers for years after they pass.
Verif-y’s end-to-end identity-proofing solutions provide a fresh approach as to how organizations execute their digital strategy and how they consume, manage, and protect their customers digital identities (Personally Identifiable Information – “PII”).