Gemalto’s vice president of government affairs and standards, Neville Pattinson, has been named to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee for a three-year term.
The DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee advises the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, and the DHS Chief Privacy Officer, Hugo Teufel, on programmatic, policy, operational, administrative and technological issues that affect individual privacy, data integrity and data interoperability, as well as other privacy-related issues.
Committee members come from the business world, the academic community and non-profit sector, and their knowledge covers data protection, societal considerations such as privacy sensitivity, and national security. The committee meets four times a year.
“Privacy and integrity of personal identity information and the protection of people’s identities are of critical importance in all matters undertaken by various DHS programmes,” says Pattinson. “It is an honour to be selected to serve as part of such an important committee and I look forward to tackling these and other challenges.”
Pattinson has been heavily involved in planning and implementing a number of federal government security initiatives in the United States including: the Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC); the State Department’s electronic passport; the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) PASS cards; the Department of Transportation’s Transportation Worker Identity Credential (TWIC), and the Transportation Security Administration’s Registered Traveler programs. He also provided industry leadership to the government/industry activities that led up to the publication of Federal Information Processing Standard 201 (FIPS 201) in response to Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12).