June 27 CIECA Webinar: What the Collision Industry Needs to Know About the Unauthorized Use of Its Information & Data

Jun 5, 2024 | News

Sanford, NC, June 5, 2024—The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) announced that the next CIECA Webinar will be held on Thursday, June 27 at 11 am PT/1 pm CT/2 pm ET: “What the Collision Industry Needs to Know About the Unauthorized Use of Its Information & Data.”

The one-hour live broadcast will feature Pete Tagliapietra, managing director of DataTouch, who will be discussing how the lack of data and information security is adversely affecting the collision industry.

Topics include:

  • How body shops’ collision repair estimate information is obtained by third-party companies in the supply chain
  • What industry third-party verticals are obtaining this information and generating revenue from it
  • The primary purchasers of the data and for what purpose
  • How government legislation is trying to intervene and control the information that is being nefariously sold for profit
  • What shops can do to protect customer information and repair data

All industry stakeholders, including CIECA members and non-members, are invited to attend the presentation.

Tagliapietra established DataTouch, a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider to the collision repair industry, in 2022. The business focuses on helping collision repair shops securely manage and control customers’ PII and protect estimate repair information from being misappropriated (sold) by third-party companies in the collision repair industry. Since being established, DataTouch has launched VINAnonymize, Data Pump Manager, Data Analyzer and Data Auditor.

Throughout his career, Tagliapietra has served in various positions that have aligned with the industry he is currently associated with, including repair, insurance and information technology. He has been active in several industry associations including CIECA, the Collision Industry Conference (CIC),  the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) and the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS).  

Register for the June 27 CIECA Webinar: https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/9dfed3de-9fd5-4517-85b6-82c381f86aa5@20c9ab80-abc3-46b1-982d-97e5c2113c49

About CIECA:

The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) develops and promotes electronic communication standards that allow the collision industry to be more efficient. It is the vision of CIECA to have an e-commerce-enabled collision industry that allows all industry segments to communicate electronically, independent of platform or software used. CIECA membership is open to the collision industry and related segments, which include repairers, insurers, OEMs, information technology companies, appraisal services, new and aftermarket parts suppliers, materials suppliers, equipment and tool companies, rental car companies, salvage and towing.

Contact: Stacey Phillips Ronak

Phone: 858-401-2692

Email: stacey@cieca.com

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