Identity fraud summit announced



9 July 2007 — London (UK): A new European summit to combat identity fraud has been announced.


Supported by government, law enforcement agencies, large corporate businesses and consumer bodies, Identity Matters will welcome delegates from across all sectors.


Representatives from banking to online gaming, and social networking to money transfer firms will gather in London on 20 and 21 November to hear speakers address the whole issue of identity and "why it matters".


The organisers say Identity Matters is the ‘must attend’ event for organisations who want to stay ahead on matters related to identity management, risk and fraud prevention. Home Office statistics put the cost of identity fraud to the UK economy alone at £1.7 billion ($3.4 billion).


Speakers include representation from HM Treasury’s Public Private Forum on Identity, Simon Davies of Privacy International, Tom Ilube, CEO of and expert speakers from organisations leading the debate on identity including Microsoft, BT, Unisys, Google, MySpace, PayPal and Mastercard.


Keynote presenters include: Jeffrey Robinson, author of The Laundrymen; Professor Laurence Alison, leading criminologist and expert on forensic psychology; Kevin Thomson author of Emotional Capital and a leading authority on extending the value of corporate brands.


The summit will be held at the five star Langham Hotel, Portland Place, London. It is sponsored by GB Group, a leading provider of online identity verification technologies.


Delegates can book places at the summit at