Informative Research, a mortgage information services provider, announced that it has successfully completed the Experian Independent Third Party Assessment (EI3PA) certification. The technical and operational assessments are designed to help protect consumer information and enhance consumer compliance.
"Providing world-class data security and maintaining full compliance is a high priority for us," said Stan Baldwin, COO of Informative Research. "While expensive and time consuming, we believe these investments are critical in our mission to support and protect our clients and their clients, the consumer."
The EI3PA certification is an annual assessment of an Experian reseller's ability to protect the information they receive from Experian.
EI3PA requires companies to go beyond the already stringent PCI DSS 2.0 standards and prove more areas of their infrastructure are secure for full compliance. This entails an extensive evaluation of information security by a 3rd Party Quality Security Assessor (QSA), based on requirements provided by Experian.