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May 29 2009   1:59AM GMT

ID Analytics Service Validates Identity Exposure Index

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

A new, free service offered by ID Analytics,, validates my Identity Exposure Index concept I proposed last month (What’s Your Identity Exposure Index?). While the results of the iEi investigation give you an index between 0 and 5, the results range from 0 to 1000. In both tests, the higher the score, the more at risk you are.

I compared iEi results for myself and my wife with those obtained from and was a bit surprised at the correlation: my iEi is exactly 4 times my wife’s; my My ID Score is 3.9 times my wife’s. I consider that a pretty strong case for my method. ID Analytics’ technology is patented, but they do reveal that they rely on real-time, cross-industry compilation of identity information, some other identity-specific analytics, and a database of reported identity frauds.

I don’t question the validity of their method and it’s certainly easier to go to their web site and enter a few pieces of basic information than it is to figure out your iEi, but it sure is interesting that my little “invention” appears to be just as valid.

You be the judge; do your own test and please let me know what you find.

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