Breached companies may now offer free fraud protection to consumers

Compromised Identity Exchange has potential to protect millions from fraud

Austin-based data security and analytics company XOR Data Exchange has launched a new platform, the Compromised Identity Exchange, which aims to protect U.S. consumers, businesses and government entities from data breach-related identity theft and fraud. Participation in the exchange is free to entities that have suffered a data breach of personally identifiable information in order to drive widespread protection for breach victims.

The Compromised Identity Exchange synthesizes breached records with ongoing fraud analysis to offer banks, lenders and other service providers unprecedented insight into which of their accounts and applications carry a higher risk of fraud related to one or more data breaches. It does this without the need for ongoing data sharing from breached entities.

“Most consumers expect to be part of a data breach at some point,” stated Mike Cook, founder and CEO of XOR Data Exchange. “The Compromised Identity Exchange was developed to empower breached organizations to do everything possible to protect consumers before a fraudster takes over an account, opens a new account or files a tax return in their name.”

In recent years, states have begun requiring breached organizations to offer credit monitoring to those whose identities have been compromised by a data breach. The Compromised Identity Exchange supplements this standard response by allowing the breached entity to take proactive measures to protect 100 percent of its breached customers, rather than requiring opt-in by participating consumers.

Additionally, the Compromised Identity Exchange allows banks, lenders and other service providers that see an increase in fraud losses resulting from data breaches to identify accounts and applications that carry a higher risk of fraud in order to prevent fraudulent activity before it occurs, rather than monitoring for activity that may have occurred several days prior to discovery.

The platform has already captured the support of TransUnion, a global information solutions provider, in addition to some of the largest data-intensive organizations in the U.S.
“The solution that XOR Data Exchange has created helps protect both consumers and businesses from the downstream risk associated with data breaches,” said Cathy Madden, senior vice president of strategy for TransUnion’s U.S. Information Services. “It’s an innovative approach to identifying compromised data.”

XOR Data Exchange and its partners encourage any entity that has experienced a data breach to utilize the Compromised Identity Exchange by visiting