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Wilmington, Del., June 2, 2009

DuPont and State of Delaware Offer New Safeguards to Protect Identity Theft Victims

DuPont™ Izon® Technology Provides Document Security for ID Theft Passport Program


Contact: Dan Turner      
302-774-0081

DuPont and the Delaware Department of Justice today announced DuPont™ Izon® holographic technology will be offered to provide authentication for state residents who have been victims of identity theft.

Delaware Chief Deputy Attorney General Richard Gebelein & DuPont Vice President and General Manager Linda B. West
Delaware Chief Deputy Attorney General Richard Gebelein & DuPont Vice President and General Manager Linda B. West, announce DuPont™ Izon® Technology will provide document security for the state Identity Theft Passport Program. (High Resolution)

DuPont™ Izon® is a deep 3D, overt authentication imaging technology  
DuPont™ Izon® is a deep 3D, overt authentication imaging technology that protects and authenticates global brands and products. (High Resolution)



The ID Theft Passport is a free service provided to victims of identity theft by the state Attorney General’s office as a way to substantiate the crime to creditors and law enforcement. DuPont™ Izon® technology will now be used as an additional security and authentication device in each ID Theft Passport that is produced.

“We are proud to offer our Izon® holographic technology to enhance the Identity Theft Passport program,” said Linda B. West, vice president and general manager -- DuPont Imaging Technologies. “DuPont Authentication has been successfully assisting our global customers to understand their security needs, whether that is brand protection, anti-counterfeiting, product tracking, or document authentication and developing customized solutions based on those needs. We look forward to working closely with the state of Delaware to reduce the negative impact of increasing identity theft.”

“The ID Theft Passport provides victims of identity theft with an important tool to secure their identity and reclaim their financial health,” said Chief Deputy Attorney General Richard Gebelein. “We were impressed with the high level of security that DuPont™ Izon® authentication technology provides and believe that Delawareans will be better protected as a result of its incorporation into the Passport Program.”

From ensuring four-time NASCAR® Cup Series Champion Jeff Gordon’s autograph is authentic to protecting and safeguarding global pharmaceutical, electronics and apparel brands, the DuPont™ Izon® technology provides a deep, three-dimensional holographic image for instant product and document authenticity against counterfeiting, tampering and fraud.

DuPont Authentication is a leading global supplier of brand security solutions using science and technology, market knowledge and brand protection expertise to help customers meet their financial goals by protecting their brand and thereby minimizing the negative impact of lost revenue, brand value erosion, and litigation costs associated with counterfeits, and protect their customer from unsafe counterfeit goods. For more information, please visit www.authentication.dupont.com.

DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.