Mari J. Frank is an attorney, Certified Information Privacy Professional and the creator of The Identity Theft Survival Kit, the audiocassette series Identity Theft Prevention and Survival, and author of From Victim to Victor: A Step by Step Guide for Ending the Nightmare of Identity Theft, Safeguard Your Identity: Protect yourself with a Personal Privacy Audit, and The Complete Idiot Guide To Recovering From Identity Theft (released May, 2010). Mari hosts Privacy Piracy, a weekly one-hour public affairs radio show dedicated to privacy issues airing at KUCI 88.9 FM and www.kuci.org/privacypiracy. Her show received an innovation award by the International Association of Privacy Professionals in 2005.
Ms. Frank has testified many times on privacy issues in the California legislature and before the U.S. Congress. In May 1999, she was summoned to the White House to a press conference with President Clinton to speak on Consumer Privacy. Her speech was broadcast on C-SPAN TV. Mari’s 90 minute PBS Television special, “Identity Theft: Protecting Yourself in the Information Age” aired nationwide in 2005.
Mari consults for corporations and government agencies and serves as an expert witness in state and federal court on privacy and identity theft cases. She has served on the Identity Theft Task Force of the LA County District Attorney, California's DMV Task Force on Privacy. She is a consultant for the National Office of Victims of Crime, was appointed to the advisory board of the State of California Office of Privacy Protection. She's an Orange County Sheriff Reserve, an Advisory Board Member of the Identity Theft Resource Center and the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, and is a Privacy Fellow with the Ponemon Research Institute. Mari is a certified MCLE trainer for the State Bar of California, a law professor, and currently teaches at the University of California, Irvine.
Mari has appeared on dozens of national TV programs including Dateline, 48 Hours, the O'Reilly Factor, Investigative Reports, NBC and ABC Nightly News, CNN, Geraldo, CNBC, Montel and has been interviewed on more than 350 radio shows. She has been featured in major newspapers and magazines including the ABA Journal, The California Bar Journal, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, The LA Times, The New York Times, and her many articles have been published in legal journals and numerous magazines. Learn more at: www.identitytheft.org; www.kuci.org/privacypiracy; www.MariFrank.com