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Volume: 14 Number: 1

Title: CIMIP: Center for Identity Management & Information Protection

Source/Sponsoring Agency: Utica College. Center for Identity Management & Information Protection

URL: http://www.utica.edu/academic/institutes/cimip/

Date Checked: 8/21/2008      Status: Active

Date Annotated: 5/15/2008

Topics: Communications Law; Computer Law; Consumer Protection Law; Criminal Law

Other keywords: Information Law; Telecommunications Law; Identity theft; Identity protection; Fraud

Contents: The Center for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP) is a project of the department of Economic Crime Management at Utica (NY) College and receives sponsorship from several federal law enforcement agencies. Established in 2006, CIMIP seeks to foster "a national research agenda on identity management, information sharing, and data protection." The Center's research and reports are available in the "Publications" section of their website -- though access requires submission of an email address -- with executive summaries in the form of press releases in the "Media" section. The CIMIP website's content is somewhat sparse and is the product of a limited number of scholars, but is nevertheless interesting and includes surveys like "Identity Fraud Trends and Patterns" which offers extensive statistical information on both identity theft victims and perpetrators. Overall, CIMIP's website offers unique information (though still a limited amount of it) on an emerging form of economic crime and would be of value to legal and social scholars and to law enforcement officials.

Author of Annotation: J. P. Cusker


Last Modified: 6/20/2012