Utica College’s Center for Identity Management and Information Protection has announced a new, TASCET Identity Network.
An identity and privacy protection firm specializing in identification, TASCET adds a new facet to center’s stakeholders. Unlike systems that rely on the verification of identity documents such as birth certificates or Social Security cards, TASCET identifies the individual.
Verifying documents does not identify individuals because the process does not confirm that the person presenting them is the same individual to whom the documents were issued; nor does it protect individuals from identity fraud. TASCET’s secure infrastructure is designed to prevent individuals from fraudulently using multiple identities within different organizations, whether at state agencies, financial institutions or medical facilities.
TASCET protects the privacy of individuals by preventing another individual from using their personal information to open bank accounts, apply for employment, receive medical care or obtain an identification credential.
Utica College’s ID management center has garnered recognition for its study on the perpetrators of identity theft based on closed Secret Service cases. One of the center’s current projects involves identity manipulation by sex offenders attempting to avoid detection.