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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 601 - September 03, 2003 - ISSN 1539-5065    2 of 2

eBay Joins New Coalition to Fight Online Identity Theft

By Ina Steiner
September 03, 2003

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A group of leading financial services, information technology and ecommerce companies and organizations are joining together to fight online identity theft. The Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), a trade association representing U.S. information technology companies, will serve as Secretariat for the coalition.

The Coalition on Online Identity Theft will work to address four primary areas, public education, technology and self-help appraoches, documenting fraud trends, and working with government.

Founding coalition members include: Amazon.com, Business Software Alliance, eBay, Information Technology Association of America, McAfee Security, Microsoft, RSA Security, TechNet, Verisign, Visa U.S.A., WholeSecurity, and Zone Labs.

eBay and its PayPal subsidiary are frequent targets of spoof email attacks.


About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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