ISO's iiX Unit Awarded Privacy Council's Highest Certification for Privacy Practices

COLLEGE STATION, TX, Jan. 30, 2003 — Insurance Information Exchange (iiX), a leading provider of insurance underwriting services, has been awarded the Privacy Monitor certification by Privacy Council, Inc., a global supplier of privacy and data protection services. iiX is a unit of ISO Claims Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO).

iiX received the Privacy Monitor certification following an extensive audit of privacy policy and practices, including an assessment of its Internet-based services and business practices. Privacy Council also audited iiX's Internet environment and account-maintenance procedures and conducted in-depth employee interviews on privacy awareness.

"This certification demonstrates iiX's commitment to protecting personal information and ensuring ethical information practices. As a result of the certification, iiX customers can be confident that consumer and customer information is kept confidential," said Margaret Alston, vice president of Advisory Services, Privacy Council.

"We're pleased with Privacy Council's Privacy Monitor certification recognizing iiX's privacy regulations, business practices and audit procedures. This independent verification of our internal processes assures clients of the highest privacy standards we've implemented to safeguard the confidential information entrusted to us," said Sean Quillivan, iiX general manager.

About iiX
iiX is a premier provider of motor vehicle records (MVRs) to insurance professionals and to employers. iiX also offers credit-scoring and claims-history reports to the insurance industry. Reports are available to customers through a variety of methods, including an easy-to-use web-based solution, ExpressNet. For more than 20 years, iiX has helped insurance and business professionals get the information they need. To learn more about iiX and to view our privacy policy, please visit www.iiX.com.

About ISO
ISO is a leading source of information, products and services related to property and liability risk. For a broad spectrum of commercial and personal lines of insurance, ISO provides statistical, actuarial, underwriting and claims information and analyses; consulting and technical services; policy language; information about specific locations; fraud-identification tools; and data processing. In the United States and around the world, ISO serves insurers, reinsurers, agents, brokers, self-insureds, risk managers, insurance regulators and other government agencies. For more information, visit www.verisk.com/iso.

About Privacy Council
Privacy Council is the global resource for privacy and data protection solutions which assist organizations in managing privacy issues through an array of products and services. The company's products are designed to support the planning and implementation of privacy programs that help organizations achieve compliance with their stated policies, meet regulatory requirements and build strong customer trust. For more information, visit www.privacycouncil.com.

Release: Immediate

Contacts:
Giuseppe Barone / Erica Helton
MWW Group (for ISO)
201-507-9500
gbarone@mww.com / ehelton@mww.com

Margaret Alston (Privacy Council)
972-997-4039

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