(9/18/2013) – The Identity Theft Resource Center, a nationally recognized organization dedicated to the understanding of identity theft and related issues, announced today that Paul Bond, Partner with Reed Smith LLP, will serve on its Board of Directors.
Paul is a leader in Reed Smith’s rapidly expanding Data Privacy, Security & Management group and will bring a wealth of experience to the ITRC Board as well as help the organization in its efforts to enhance consumer awareness in the data privacy field.
The ITRC, founded in 1999, is a national non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft in resolving their cases, and to broaden public education and awareness in the understanding of identity theft. It is the ongoing mission of the ITRC to assist victims, educate consumers, research identity theft and increase public and corporate awareness about this problem.
Paul was pleased to accept the nomination, noting, “Tens of thousands of individuals, many with nowhere else to turn, have relied on the help of the Identity Theft Resource Center. Every American stands at risk of identity theft, and we should all support the ITRC in its vital mission.”
Paul has helped Reed Smith’s clients comply with legal requirements for the protection of personal data, whether those requirements arise from contract, state, national, or international law. Paul has counseled a broad swath of clients in hundreds of situations where data had been lost, stolen, or subjected to unauthorized access. Paul is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
The Legal 500 United States has recognized Paul for his work on data security and regulatory compliance. Paul was also featured in the annual “40 Under 40” section of the New Jersey Law Journal, an American Lawyer Media publication, and selected as one of four “Rising Stars” in Privacy and Consumer Protection Law by Law360.
“Paul’s extensive knowledge in the data privacy and security field will allow the ITRC to expand the assistance we provide to victims and consumers to ensure they understand how to minimize their risk of identity theft and build their knowledge of privacy related issues,” said Julie Fergerson, current ITRC Board member. “Paul’s strong sense of altruism combined with his remarkable legal acumen makes him an outstanding addition to the ITRC board,” Fergerson added.
About the ITRC
The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) is a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft in resolving their cases, and to broaden public education and awareness in the understanding of identity theft. Visit http://www.idtheftcenter.org. Victims may contact the ITRC at 888-400-5530.