HID Global, the trusted leader in secure identity, today announced that Kathleen Carroll has been designated a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). The certification demonstrates HID's commitment to taking a leading role in addressing privacy and related legislative issues.
In her role as HID Global's director, Government Relations, Carroll has contributed to the development and support of public policies that safeguard individual privacy while fostering the responsible use of identification technology. With the certification, she has demonstrated practical knowledge of definitions, concepts and applications of U.S. and international privacy laws and information management practices and the privacy implications of emerging technologies.
"HID Global takes its leadership position in our industry seriously and that position demands that we actively address the privacy implications that may arise from the use of our technology," said Steve Wagner, chief operating officer, HID Global.
"Kathleen's certification as an information privacy professional underscores our commitment."
Carroll, who has also recently been elected to The Smart Card Alliance Identity Council steering committee, uses her background in developing communications strategy and materials to help HID solidify its position as the recognised leader in addressing smart card technology-related privacy concerns.
"HID Global recognises the need for identity management solutions that, first and foremost, address the privacy impact those solutions may have," said Carroll.
"We want to promote the responsible use of our technology and deliver privacy-sensitive solutions if personal information resides on the identification document."