Verifying Online Identity: The Legal Challenges

On Demand

Add To Cart

Wednesday, January 23
12pm to 2pm EST

Who are you?  And how can you prove it?  In the age of phishing, hacking, and identity fraud, getting answers to these two simple questions is critical for anyone doing business online or using mobile technology.

Although businesses currently have processes to identify and authenticate users, their cost is becoming increasingly unsustainable — not to mention challenging for the users who need to keep track of numerous usernames and passwords.  As a result, beginning with its 2011 release of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), the federal government has been pushing the private sector to develop scalable and interoperable “federated” digital identity systems.

Led by a leading expert in the field, this webinar is designed to help businesses and their counsel evaluate and participate in identity management systems.  Topics covered include:

·  What is identity management, and why is it so important?
·  What is the advantage of a federated or third-party identity system like the Administration’s proposed NSTIC program?
·  What laws apply to identity management, and what contract-based rules are needed to make federated identity management work?
·  What are the numerous privacy and liability issues of concern to each of the participants in an identity management system?
·  How will identity system legal frameworks be developed to address these issues?
·  How will the NSTIC program take identity management to the next level?

Examining everything from fundamentals to the latest risks and solutions, the program concludes with a helpful question-and-answer period. 


Thomas J. Smedinghoff is a partner at Edwards Wildman PalmerLLP, where his practice focuses on information law and electronic businessactivities. He is Chair of the American Bar Association Identity ManagementLegal Task Force and, as part of the U.S. Delegation to the United NationsCommission on International Trade Law, helped to negotiate the 2005 UnitedNations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in InternationalContracts.  He also chaired the IllinoisCommission on Electronic Commerce & Crime and wrote the Illinois ElectronicCommerce Security Act, enacted in 1998.

**This program provides up to 2 hours of participatory CLE credit. Approval pending in CA, CO, GA, IL, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OR, PA TN, TX and VA. Self-study credit is also available for AK, AZ, ME, MO and ND. Credit is available in VA for On Demand Access only. For more information contact Alexandra Brescia at abrescia@alm.com.

Registrants have free access to the program for one year after the live event.

Alexandra Brescia

Email: abrescia@alm.com
Phone: 212-457-7706

  • Availability: Available
  • Brand: Law Journal Newsletters
  • Product Type: Webinars