Gemalto exec named to DHS privacy committee

Neville Pattinson, vice president of government affairs and standards at Gemalto, has been named to the Homeland Security Department Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee for a three-year term.

The committee advises DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff and Chief Privacy Officer Hugo Teufel on programmatic, policy, operational, administrative and technological issues that affect individual privacy, data integrity and data interoperability. The committee meets four times a year and has a number of subcommittees that focus on specific work items.

Pattinson is a leading expert on digital security technology based on the smart card platform. The microprocessor chip keeps people's identity and biometrics secure and private. He has been heavily involved in planning and implementing a number of federal government security initiatives, including the Defense Department's Common Access Card, the State Department's electronic passport, the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative PASS cards, the Transportation Department's Transportation Worker Identity Credential, and the Transportation Security Administration's Registered Traveler programs. Pattinson provided industry leadership to the government/industry activities that led up to the publication of Federal Information Processing Standard 201 in response to Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12.

Pattinson is an ISC2-certified information systems security professional. He is also a certified information privacy professional and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. In addition to this DHS appointment, Pattinson is an active board member of the Smart Card Alliance and a founding member of the Secure ID Coalition.

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